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1.3.3 Insert Mode

The key bindings in this mode is the same as in the emacs mode except for the following 4 keys. So, you can move around in the buffer and change its content while you are in insert mode.

<ESC>
This key will take you back to vi mode.
C-h
Delete previous character.
C-w
Delete previous word.
C-z
Typing this key has the same effect as typing <ESC> in emacs mode. Thus typing C-z x in insert mode will have the same effect as typing ESC x in emacs mode.