Is there any difference between the behaviour of C-p and k? The seam to be doing the same thing; moving up a line

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By default in normal mode they do the same thing. But, say, in Insert mode they don't.

This is pretty normal situation when different keys are bound to the same action. If in doubt, read the help system: :h ctrl-p

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    Ctrlp also doesnt seam to work with visual mode May 4, 2020 at 10:07
  • @user2741831 it does for me. You may have a mapping plugin interfering (I tried with vanilla vim).
    – Biggybi
    May 4, 2020 at 23:24
  • Sorry i ment select mode May 5, 2020 at 5:19

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