When I’m in Insert mode, and open a new pane, I’d like to stay in insert mode. This would be more consistent with the default behaviors in vim and evil-mode (afaik).
I’m not sure if there is a way in Vim to open a new split in insert mode (at least without some custom .vimrc config).
CTRL-W s and :sp both require normal mode. I think the general convention is 'You’re always in normal mode, by default, except for those rare instances where you are editing."
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