To use Neovim with my system clipboard I have to use the + register which I find inconvenient. When I type something like "+p I have to bounce my pinky all around. Is there a way to change the register it is bound to? For example to the j register so I could "jp to paste from the system clipboard.

I don't want to use set clipboard=unnamedplus because I still want it to be a specific clipboard that I have to intentionally use, so I don't accidentally overwrite it, for example when using dd.

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For a vim and neovim solution, you can get pretty close with the following maps:

nnoremap "j "+
xnoremap "j "+
inoremap <c-r>j <c-r>+

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