In Vim the Backspace key only works on the current line of text.
This creates a problem if I am entering multiple lines of text and notice an error on the previous line. I have no apparent way to back up to the previous line and correct the mistake. I have to complete the edit, then go back and change it which can be annoying.
Example: I am typing lines of code and forget to end a line with a semicolon before hitting Enter. I would like to hit backspace, enter the semicolon, then hit Enter again and continue. This does not work.
Is there anyway to go back to a previous line while in insert mode?