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Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs completion matches selection UI
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:48:31 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 02:52:30 +0200
> Cc: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>,
>       emacs-devel <address@hidden>
> > Many people access `previous-history-element' in the minibuffer through
> > the up arrow, so I hope it is not commandeered for this purpose.  Instead,
> > what about entering the mode from the minibuffer via C-f and right arrow,
> > but only when the point is at the minibuffer's point-max (i.e. when
> > `forward-char' would currently complain "End of buffer")?  Besides being
> > less disruptive for users than changing the behavior of <Up>, using
> > C-f/<right> for this purpose has the mnemonic benefit of suggesting
> > "go beyond what I've typed".  WDYT?
> The web browsers solve this problem by combining completions for
> history and suggestions in the same list (separated by a horizontal line).

The problem with that is that the resulting list is frustratingly

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