Emacs or Vi/Vim… that’s another conversation. But if you are like me and you use Vi/Vim, here is a tip that I just learned today.
You can hit Ctrl-c to exit insert mode instead of hitting Esc.
I don’t know why it took me 5 years of exclusive Vi/Vim use to figure this out, but now that I know… I hope I can help someone else.
A while back I figured out that you can hit Ctrl-[ to exit insert mode.