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Re: You learn something every day...


From: tomas
Subject: Re: You learn something every day...
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:41:15 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

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On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:29:47AM +0200, Loris Bennett wrote:
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> >> From: "Loris Bennett" <address@hidden>
> >> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:17:45 +0200
> >> 
> >> However, being a relative newbie, having only used Emacs since the late
> >> '80s, I have never come across the "Minibuf menu".  What's that?
> >
> > Assuming you didn't disable the menu bar, type "M-x" and look at the
> > menu bar: you will find a "Minibuf" item there.  Clicking it with the
> > mouse will show some minibuffer-related commands.
> 
> Ah, yes, thanks.  Actually, I probably have seen that before, albeit
> fairly subliminally (since I'm usually looking at the minibuffer at the
> bottom of the screen while the "Minibuf" item is active at the top of
> the screen).
> 
> I see that there is an menu item "Enter".  Under what circumstances
> might it be advantageous to use this rather than hitting the Enter key?

There's a trick for that: just when you are in the minibuffer, type
C-h k ("describe-key") and then click on the menu point "enter".
You'll see that this menu entry is bound to (exit-minibuffer).

Likewise, if you "C-h k", then <ENTER>, you'll see that this is bound
to minibuffer-complete-and-exit.

Now I can't say what the exact difference is and why it is there,
but that's a way to start the research :-)

Cheers
- -- t
   (quickly running away to not fall into *that* rabbit hole ;-)
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