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Re: making iswitchb the default

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: making iswitchb the default
Date: 15 Apr 2004 18:10:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:

> With ido, if I enter 1 TAB, I get a Completions buffer with the same
> contents as the minibuffer (which is useful when there are too many
> buffers to display in the minibuffer), but when I enter a second TAB,
> it acts like C-x o (other-window), placing my cursor back in the
> Window I
> started from. This looks like a bug.

This doesn't happen to me.
If there is only one completion that matches, TAB selects that bffer.

> > Normally ido matches everywhere in the name.
> I suspected that might be the case, and I guess that for advanced
> users once they get used to it, it might be faster. But for a new
> user, such behaviour is surprising, so I would not recommend ido to be
> enabled by default.

I think the current default is fine.  Neither iswitchb nor ido should
be the default for reasons already discussed here.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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