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I remapped the Esc key to jj as follows:

inoremap jj <esc>l

If I only put <esc> the cursor is always one letter to the right, however once I add the l the notification message --INSERT -- won't go away.

How can I solve this issue without removing the l?

  • I can't recreate this behavior. Does it still happen when you launch vim with -u NONE? (remember that you'll need :set showmode) – DJMcMayhem Feb 11 at 17:34
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    I can reproduce it with Vim 8.1.885/Linux. Even with vim -u NONE. The simplest fix is inoremap jj <esc>l<c-l>. – Ralf Feb 11 at 20:44

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