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Re: Fast completion with visible cue?

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Fast completion with visible cue?
Date: 27 Aug 2004 09:29:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> Is the following possible with some ad-on package?  If so, would it
> make sense to enable the ad-on by default?  If not, what do people
> think about adding this feature?
> I'm really sorry for the complicated explanation, there is probably a
> really simple term for this idea, and I suspect it is already
> implemented.  But if so, I'd like to vote for having it on by default.
> Many GNOME and GTK programs have similar user experience.
> 1. CWD is ~.  You wish to open a file
>    ~/projects/src/foo/doc/drafts/template/help.txt, so you might press
>    C-x C-f ~/proj TAB sr TAB f TAB doc TAB dr TAB tem TAB he TAB RET
> 2. You edit the file for a while, then close it with C-x C-k.
> 3. Hours pass and you edit lots of other files, however, consider for
>    sake of example that all the files you edit are in ~/play/.
> 4. You wish to edit the first file again.  You type
>    C-x C-f ~/pro

Try ido-mode.

With that, you have several options here:

1) Since ido remembers the directories you have been editing, it
puts the most recent directory as the first choice for completion:

  C-x C-f ~/pro RET RET RET RET ... RET

2) Since ido remembers the files you work on, this may also work:

  C-x C-f help.txt M-s RET

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

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