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Re: [help-gnu-emacs] Searching for commands by any part of command name

From: Philip Ganchev
Subject: Re: [help-gnu-emacs] Searching for commands by any part of command name
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 01:08:34 -0400

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On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 1:01 AM, Philip Ganchev <> wrote:
> Hi
> Emacs command names can be confusing to newcomers and casual users,
> partly because of the word order in command names, and partly because
> users don't know how to specify the action (which begins the command
> name). For example, to close a window, you delete it.  I think it
> would be easier if it was possible to search commands
> case-insensitively and by text anywhere in the name, rather than only
> the beginning. For example, if a user types
> M-x window <tab>
> then Emacs would list commands including:
> balance-windows
> buffer-menu-other-window
> clone-indirect-buffer-other-window
> compare-windows
> delete-other-windows
> delete-window
> Can Emacs be customized or modified to do that?

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