Cheat Sheets

This is a collection of key bindings useful for writing. Grab my Spacemacs cheat sheet pdf here spacemacs_cheat_sheet_compact_1-1; or the updated cheat sheet with live links: spacemacs_cheat_sheet_1-2 see Spacemacs documentation for the full list of bindings. For more Org-mode keybindings see the Spacemacs Org Layer documentation.

Key bindings

Action

Capital C refers to the control (Ctrl) key.  C-u = press Ctrl and u together.

SPC f e d means press the space key, then f, then e, then d.                        RET means press the Enter/Return key.

More at –

http://spacemacs.org/doc/DOCUMENTATION.html

SPC SPC

to execute any interactive function (= M-x on emacs)

i

Switch to insert state

esc

Switch to normal state

fd

Alternative: press the f and d keys together

also works for

escape from all stock evil states to normal state

escape from evil-iedit-state to normal state

escape from evil-lisp-state to normal state

abort isearch; quit magit buffers; quit help buffers

abort evil ex command; quit minibuffer

quit undo-tree buffer; quit paradox

quit apropos buffers; quit ert buffers

hide neotree buffer

quit gist-list menu; quit helm-ag-edit

 

If you find yourself in a buffer where Spacemacs (SPC) or Vim keybindings don’t work use this to get back to normal state (for example in “SPC SPC customize” press fd to make SPC b b work again).

SPC t K

toggle which-key mode (on by default)

 

In which-key mode pressing Spc will bring up a buffer, after delay, with possible keys to follow Spc

SPC ? 

Brings up a list of all keybindings allowing to search for specific key bindings by pressing any key that is part of a key binding or its description

SPC q q

quit

SPC h SPC

gives a number of help options

SPC f e d

open the dotspacemacs file to view or edit

SPC f e R

apply the changes made to the dotfile or layers without restarting Spacemacs

SPC s s

search within a file

SPC f t

toggle file tree side bar using NeoTree

SPC w s

Split Windows

SPC w /   or SPC w v

split window vertically

SPC w –

split window horizontally

SPC 1 

switch to window 1

SPC 2 

switch to window 2

SPC w w

Cycle between Windows

SPC w d

delete current window

SPC TAB

switch to previous buffer

SPC b b

switch buffers

SPC b B

list all buffers

SPC t g

Golden ratio mode

SPC f f

find a file

SPC f s

save a file

SPC f r

open a list of recently used files

SPC f S

save all open buffers

SPC p p

open project

SPC p h

find a file in current project

SPC p t

toggle a NerdTree at the project root

SPC b d

kill current buffer (does not delete file from drive)

SPC b M

move buffer to another window

SPC v

      enter expand-region mode

SPC f f

Open file

SPC t

list available toggles

SPC ! touch new.org RET

      Create new blank org file

 

Note that SPC ! opens the command line – where you enter the command “touch” to create a new file: “new.org” – of course it
could be “myfile.org”

C-/

Undo

C-?

Redo

SPC n f

Narrow to function (or paragraph)

SPC n w

to exit Narrow

SPC SPC toggle-frame-fullscreen

Full screen

SPC SPC occur RET ^*+ RET
(space after +)

Open navigation pane for org file

This is a very useful command
but places the new window below the active one.  Fix with   
SPC w L

move window to the right

SPC j

for all jump commands

SPC P /

start pandoc-mode and open menu

GUI Toggles

SPC T M

toggle frame maximize

SPC T t

toggle tool bar

SPC t n

toggle line numbers

Useful Vim key bindings

Movement

0

beginning of line

$

end of line

9 j

move down 9 lines

W

move ahead word

B

move back word

      g g
       first line
      G        last line
      C-u        up half page
      C-d        down half page
      f /        move forward to first “/” character
      ;        repeat that command again

      H

       head of the screen

      M

       middle of screen
      L        last of the screen
      }        move forward by paragraph or block
      {        move backwards by paragraph or block
      *        search for word under the cursor

      n

       search again forward
      N        search again backwards
      #        search backwards for word under cursor
      /        search forward
      ?        search backward
      %        find matching brace, paren, etc
      m a        mark a line in a file with marker “a”

      ` a

       after moving around, go back to the exact

       position of marker “a”

      ‘ a        after moving, go back to line of marker “a”
      : marks RET        view all the marks
      ‘ ‘        go to the last mark you were at

Editing

 

x

delete char under cursor

X

delete char before cursor

A

add to end of line

I

insert at the beginning of the line

d d

delete line

D

delete from cursor to end of line

d i ‘

delete text inside single quotes

y y

copy line

Y

copy from cursor to end of line

c c

change line

C

change
from cusror to end of line

c i t

change text inside html tag

c i ‘

change text inside single quotes

c i {

change text inside curly brackets.

c i …

.. square brackets etc.

p

paste after cursor

P

paste before cursor

o

add line below

O

add line above

r

replace character

R

replace. (overwrite) (good for columns of text)

J

join line (cursor can be anywhere on line)

 

License

Copyright © 2016 Christopher J Poor. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. Code in this document is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This document and its code are distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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