I am new to spacemacs and currently save fils by s-s (aka: cmd-s). I would like to switch to evil-normal-state each time I save. How do I do this?

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I don't use evil. So I can only report what I found through a short internet search.

Several solutions are suggested there: https://www.reddit.com/r/emacs/comments/4emyt2/how_to_properly_configure_keybindings_for_evil/

I just cite two variants here:

The simplest one is using :w instead of S-s for saving the buffer.

The next simple thing is adding the following to your init file:

(add-hook 'after-save-hook #'evil-normal-state)

  • Thank you. That saved my problem. It didn't work when i reloaded my dot file with spc-f-e-R but after restarting emacs it worked. It works with S-s as well.
    – villy393
    Dec 2, 2017 at 12:24

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