When using CoC.nvim's suggestion list, I often find myself pressing Esc twice to return to normal mode - once for cancelling CoC's list session and once to actually exit insert mode. I find that extraneous (and noisy, considering I'm using a clicky mechanical keyboard in an open office).

I checked CoC's documentation but could not find anything that would solve this with configuration.

What is a good, maintainable way of having Esc close CoC's list session and exit insert mode with one press?

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    That's weird what you describe here seems to be the default behavior for me (in neovim and vim both with coc completion or with the default completion). Do you use a custom configuration to show coc completions or do you use the built-in pop up menu?
    – statox
    Oct 31, 2019 at 10:04
  • @statox Nope, the only thing I have in my coc-settings.json file is the configuration for a language server. Maybe I'll try to do a fresh install of CoC to see what happens.
    – Christian
    Oct 31, 2019 at 13:46

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It turns out it was another plugin causing the interference: townk/vim-autoclose. After uninstalling it, the issue went away.

I am now using jiangmiao/auto-pairs without problems.

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