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I am trying to use KBC Poker 3 keyboard which combines `,~ and <Esc> as one key with Vim and wondering if it is possible to use the quick press of the escape key as char '`', and long press of escape key (longer than 500ms) as escape key.

Is it possible?

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    I don't think it's possible, but you can try to map two press as another one, that will simulate the workflow you want. – nobe4 Jun 17 '16 at 17:55
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As far as I know there is no built-in support for mappings that change based on the time you hold the key.

But as the problematic key is Esc, you have some good alternatives:

  1. Use Ctrl+[, which works by default (as explained in :help key-codes):

    <Esc>       escape          CTRL-[   27 *escape* *<Esc>*
    
  2. As Esc is a heavily used key in Vim, many people use mappings for it, such as jj, jk, or CapsLock:

If you choose to remap the CapsLock (as I did myself), you may find the capslock plugin useful.

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