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14 days ago

⌨️🔥 hawtkeys.nvim

hawtkeys.nvim is a nvim plugin for finding and suggesting memorable and easy-to-press keys for your nvim shortcuts. It takes into consideration keyboard layout, easy-to-press combinations and memorable phrases, and excludes already mapped combinations to provide you with suggested keys for your commands

📦 Installation

Installation instructions to follow, but as usual with package managers

return {
    dependencies = {
    config = {
        -- an empty table will work for default config
        --- if you use functions, or whichkey, or lazy to map keys
        --- then please see the API below for options


Searching New Keymaps

There are three interfaces to hawtkeys, the first allows you to Search For Keymaps:


This will allow you to search key binds as below:


Show All Existing Keymaps


This will launch a window showing all existing keymaps collected from Neovim bindings and analysis of your config file.

Showing Duplicate Keymaps


It will show potential duplicate keymaps, where you have accidentally set the same key for two different things. This can be useful for tracking down issues with plugins not functioning correctly

⚙️ Config

return {
    leader = " ", -- the key you want to use as the leader, default is space
    homerow = 2, -- the row you want to use as the homerow, default is 2
    powerFingers = { 2, 3, 6, 7 }, -- the fingers you want to use as the powerfingers, default is {2,3,6,7}
    keyboardLayout = "qwerty", -- the keyboard layout you use, default is qwerty
    customMaps = {
        --- EG local map = vim.api
        --- map.nvim_set_keymap('n', '<leader>1', '<cmd>echo 1')
            ["map.nvim_set_keymap"] = { --name of the expression
                modeIndex = "1", -- the position of the mode setting
                lhsIndex = "2", -- the position of the lhs setting
                rhsIndex = "3", -- the position of the rhs setting
                optsIndex = "4", -- the position of the index table
                method = "dot_index_expression", -- if the function name contains a dot
        --- EG local map2 = vim.api.nvim_set_keymap
        ["map2"] = { --name of the function
            modeIndex = 1, --if you use a custom function with a fixed value, eg normRemap, then this can be a fixed mode eg 'n'
            lhsIndex = 2,
            rhsIndex = 3,
            optsIndex = 4,
            method = "function_call",
        -- If you use whichkey.register with an alias eg wk.register
        ["wk.register"] = {
            method = "which_key",
        -- If you use lazy.nvim's keys property to configure keymaps in your plugins
        ["lazy"] = {
            method = "lazy",
    highlights = { -- these are the highlight used in search mode
        HawtkeysMatchGreat = { fg = "green", bold = true },
        HawtkeysMatchGood = { fg = "green"},
        HawtkeysMatchOk = { fg = "yellow" },
        HawtkeysMatchBad = { fg = "red" },

The default config will get all keymaps using the vim.api.nvim_set_keymap and vim.keymap.set.

⌨️ Keyboard Layouts

Currently supported keyboard layouts are:

  • qwerty
  • colemak
  • colemak-dh
  • dvorak

We would welcome any PRs to add keyboard layouts.

Keyboard Contributors:

[^1]: colemak / colemak-dh [^2]: Dvorak

💻 Supported Versions

This plugin supports stable and nightly. >0.9 at the time of writing.

✍️ Contributing

Contributions are what makes the open-source community such an amazing place to learn, inspire, and create. Any contributions you make are greatly appreciated.

If you have a suggestion to improve the plugin, please fork the repo and create a pull request. You can also simply open an issue with the tag "enhancement". Don't forget to give the project a star! Thanks again!

If there is something specific you want to work on then, please open an issue/discussion first to avoid duplication of efforts

Outstanding items are currently in the file.

  1. Fork the Project
  2. Create your Feature Branch (git checkout -b feature/AmazingFeature)
  3. Commit your Changes (git commit -m 'Add some AmazingFeature')
  4. Push to the Branch (git push origin feature/AmazingFeature)
  5. Open a Pull Request

Pre-Push Hook

There is a pre-push hook present in .githooks/ This can be symlinked to .git/hooks/pre-push.

This will ensure that the same checks that will be run in CI are run when you push.