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Returning to normal mode

When my keyboard randomly lost functionality of the ESC key, I was left unable to escape out of insert mode, back into normal mode.

If you ever find yourself in this conundrum, you can use CTRL-C to escape back to normal mode.

The caveat to this is that CTRL-C does not trigger abbreviations or the InsertLeave event.

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