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Re: Losing minibuffer input

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Losing minibuffer input
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:35:17 -0800
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On 11/18/2014 01:40 PM, Juri Linkov wrote:
>>> The fix is simple: allow up-down arrow keys to have their usual behavior
>>> and only on hitting the beginning/end of the minibuffer move to the next
>>> or previous history item, thus making navigation more smooth and continuous.
>> Sounds good to me (oddly enough, while I use up/down/left/right
>> frequently in normal buffers, it seems that I never use up/down in the
>> minibuffer (I use M-p/M-n to go through the history and C-p/C-n for
>> in-buffer movement)).
> There is another convenience in other programs that we could use.
> Most programs allow typing S-RET to insert a newline in their analogue
> of the minibuffer.  Even though it might be unavailable on some terminals,
> what do you think about adding it for GUI sessions?

S-RET is a good idea; I've seen this keybinding used in lots of other programs 
for "insert a newline without executing an action".

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