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I'm trying to switch to MacVim as my main editor, and I'm liking it so far, except for one issue:

I got really used to the Mac shortcuts control-A to go to the beginning of a line, and control-E to go to the end of a line.

However, these two don't work in MacVim (control-A does something weird -- it seems to increase the last number in a line by 1 or something, and control-E seems to scroll down the screen by one line).

Any way to make these two shortcuts go to the beginning of a line / end of a line respectively instead?

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Add the following to .vimrc or .gvimrc:

:" Map Ctrl-A -> Start of line, Ctrl-E -> End of line
:map <C-a> <Home>
:map <C-e> <End>
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Perfect. Thanks :) –  houbysoft Apr 26 '12 at 13:07
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Those are actually emacs shortcuts that OSX is using, so you're asking how to emulate emacs key bindings in vim, which is a little unintuitive.

Id highly suggest getting used to either ^ to go to the beginning of a line, or I (shift-i) to go to the beginning of the line and switch to insert mode.

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