vim has an easy mode. You enable it by using the
vim -y). It makes vim behave like a regular "click-and-type" text editor. In this mode, regular shortcuts work as expected,
ctrl + s for save,
ctrl + c for copy,
ctrl + v paste,
ctrl + z to undo,
ctrl + y redo.
The downside (and the reason nobody makes a big deal about it) is that is was designed to be used inside a GUI, so there is no shortcut to quit. You need to close whatever graphical interface vim is in.
Not all is lost, I think it provides a nice base to use vim for quick edits. For the people who will never use vim on purpose, I will recommend creating a
.vimrc on their home folder with this content.
" Enable 'easy mode' source $VIMRUNTIME/evim.vim " Ctrl + q to Quit vim inoremap <c-q> <c-o>:q<cr>
This will create a
ctrl + q shortcut to quit. You could also replace (or add)
<Esc> as a shortcut to quit.
This way even if you enter vim by accident it will behave somewhat like a "normal" text editor.