When in Normal mode in a Terminal buffer (as in :terminal) there's the Neovim's cursor and the shell's cursor. Going into Terminal-mode forgets your Neovim cursor and you're then using the shell's cursor where you left it.

Can I have it work like standard Vi, where you start inserting where your cursor is (unless not on the current modifiable command-line)? And have I/A take you to the start/end of the command line before putting you in Terminal-mode?

  • like standard Vi Vi does not have "a terminal". It's Vim. Also Vim's terminal actually has two modes: "terminal" and "terminal-normal" just like Neovim. The only difference is that Neovim often switches to "terminal-normal" automatically, while Vim expects for ctrl-\_crl-n or such. So I don't quite understand your question: maybe what you want is this?
    – Matt
    Jan 29 '20 at 7:53
  • @Matt I talking about like :terminal. This shows the cursors I mean (1:34 - 2:00 in the video).
    – vvv
    Jan 29 '20 at 9:59

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