I currently have

nnoremap <leader> G

in my .vimrc so I can go to line 123 by typing 123<leader>.

However, since I have other leader combinations, such as <leader>u, the line jump happens only after a second.

I know how to reduce this timeout, but I don't really want to do that since it would make it harder for me to use <leader>u when I actually want to.

I would also be happy to type <leader>123 if that is easier to accomplish.

  • That key mapping is not working for me. How is it supposed to work?
    – pfnuesel
    Oct 23 '18 at 23:40

You may do nnoremap <leader><leader> G.

Then just type the linenumber and double click the leaderkey.


You can use map <buffer> <nowait> to stop receiving more keys and execute the map immediately. Note <nowait> only has effect when defined for buffer-local maps. See :h map-nowait.

For example:

nmap ff :echo 'ff'<cr>
nmap <buffer> <nowait> f +
set timeout
set timeoutlen=3000

Then you can feel the difference.

To run ff, you need to use :normal ff

  • I did noremap <nowait> <leader> G and still got the delay
    – Bananach
    Nov 21 '18 at 11:45
  • Please see my edit
    – doraemon
    Nov 22 '18 at 2:25

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