In vim, I can do C-O in insert mode and drop to normal mode for one command. Is there a way I can do this in evil, except dropping to Emacs mode for one command? e.g. C-Q C-x C-f where C-Q is in vim mode and C-x C-f is in emacs mode.

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In normal and visual state, \ is bound to evil-execute-in-emacs-state, which does exactly what you're looking for. For instance, \ C-t in normal state will run transpose-chars and remain in normal state afterwards.

  • Fantastic, thank you for your help.
    – kkeey
    Commented Sep 5, 2021 at 19:04

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