How to Change Your Leader Key in Vim
One of the strengths of Vim is that it's highly customizable. And while remapping keys is possible, we often want to create shortcuts without changing the default key bindings. The leader key allows us to do this elegantly.
The leader key, which is basically a command prefix, allows us to create shortcuts to some of our most commonly used commands. Sadly, though, the default leader key is
\. So if you're concerned with efficiency,
\ might cost you a few seconds a day, in contrast with something a little closer to home row.