Macbook Keyboard + Vim


I’ve been away a while because I’ve been working very hard on migrating my legacy application. After hours and hours of punching a way in Vim, Perl, M4(!), and making screencasts the last thing I wanted to do was come home and type some more.

The interesting thing is that some of the work that I have done is able to be discussed in a public forum, so I’ll actually be able to show not just tell.

In all this typing of late, I’ve been using the vim editor for many, many hours. Given that the MacBook Pro seems to be the de rigeur tool for the modern hacker, has anyone come up with a solution on how to avoid this problem:

When using vim I always hit F1 when I move to strike the Escape key. After a few hours of typing it dawns on me “Hey, why is my screen so dark?”.

Macbook Pro keyboard