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Discussion on: Learning To Be A Mouse-Less Web Developer In VS Code (Updated: 22 July 2020)

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Mitch Stanley

If you really want to go fully mouseless I would suggest learning Vim or perhaps emacs.

There is a VS Code extension for Vim keybinds which is fairly good and will get you moving/editing text fairly quickly. I'll mention it's not quite as good as the real thing, though. Terminal vim gives your other benefits like cycling through multiple terminal windows with ⌘[ and ⌘], vim plugins, etc.

There's also browser plugins that let you bring vim keybinds over to the browser as well which can be handy.

That said, vim takes a long time to learn (I'm still learning new things after 5+ years with it). It's not for everyone, but definitely worth checking out.

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Sabz

Yeah VIM plugin helps with most of this

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Jake Hamilton

Absolutely this. Learning vim bindings can give you a big productivity boost in your editor and enable the same movement in the browser. If you really want to dive in the deep end, you can try using a tiling window manager like Sway. Once you've done that, you won't need to touch your mouse again unless you're playing a game!