I want to map to close quickfixlist, but when I do it will just send a message Type :qa and press <Enter> to exit vim.

I just do this nnoremap <silent><C-cc> :cclose<CR>

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    do you mean ctrl c then ctrl c? or ctrl c then c
    – Mass
    Apr 13, 2022 at 1:29
  • @Mass I mean I will hold the CTRL and press c twice
    – zer09
    Apr 13, 2022 at 6:24
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    @zer09 the notation for that is still <C-c><C-c>
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Apr 13, 2022 at 13:51
  • @D.BenKnoble Thanks it work
    – zer09
    Apr 14, 2022 at 5:53
  • @zer09 It's not possible to hold CTRL and press c twice quickly and certainly <C-cc> is not something Vim understands. There are however some plugins that allow something similar, like the tinymode or tinykeymap plugin Apr 14, 2022 at 6:15

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First your expression <C-cc> is not right like this, but guessing from the comments you want to remap <C-c><C-c>.

The problem with this is, that you cannot map like this because this is the SIGINT signal (if I remember correctly).

It is possible though -> see :help map-CTRL-C.

So to remap <C-c> Vim has to be waiting for a key, so maybe try to use <leader><C-c><C-c> or something like this.

  • It works using <C-c><C-c> unless you press it slowly. Before I changed my config, <C-c><C-c> is a default mapping on one plugin I use, If I remember correctly it was Coc. Temporarly I use <Leader>cc but I want C-cc back because I can just press Ctrl with my side palm and press cc quickly.
    – zer09
    Apr 14, 2022 at 5:59
  • in fact I was able to map <C-c><C-c>; the issue arises when vim is busy.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Apr 14, 2022 at 18:04

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