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Re: Emphasize the character to be typed next in *Completions*

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emphasize the character to be typed next in *Completions*
Date: 23 Mar 2004 23:44:26 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> >    I also implemented a version which highlights the common perfix string
> >    in completions. And I felt that the visual feedback is too strong.
> >
> > I agree.  To emphasize the part that is not informative is not a
> > useful feature.
> To emphasize the non-informative part is not useful, but a different
> face could be used to *de-emphasize* it.  (Even if emphasizing the
> word "de-emphasize" looks paradoxical, it's appropriate here :-)
> For example, if the default foreground color is black, displaying
> the common prefix string in gray will make it more unnoticeable.

file-name-shadow-mode does something like this, so one could take the
faces from there.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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