All “super” keys in NeoVintageous are disabled by default. You can toggle them on and off via the Command Palette, press Ctrl+Shift+P and select:

NeoVintageous: Toggle SUPER keys

The key notation for super keys is <D-...>.

Super keys are sometimes referred to as command-keys on OSX and window-keys on Windows.

Case sensitivity

In Vim, the case of {char} in <D-{char}> does not matter; thus <D-A> and <D-a> are equivalent. But in Sublime the case of {char} is case-sensitive, using the SHIFT key will produce a different key event. The advantage is that you can have mappings for both <D-A> and <D-a> and not just one or the other.


You can configure the key handler to ignore selected keys. The selected keys will fallback to Sublime. Read the key handling post for details.


Operating systems make extensive use of the super-keys. If you find a super-key is not working, the key might be bound to a desktop command. Sublime won’t receive the key event if the key is bound to a desktop command.

You can debug Sublime key events by running sublime.log_input(True) in the console: Menu > View > Show Console. If Sublime is not receiving the key event, then you will need to clear whatever desktop command the key is bound to. If you use Ubuntu the post Ubuntu keymaps may help.

Further reading

  • :help neovintageous
  • :help <D-