Automatic completion mode

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sun Nov 16 22:59:13 GMT 2008

On Sunday 16 November 2008, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Sunday 16 November 2008, Rafael Fernández López wrote:
> > You could
> > _really_ have an executable named "kons". Presuming that you won't is
> > directly wrong, from my really personal point of view. And you can
> > really lead to questions like: "wth, I wrote kons and a different
> > program was executed, what is going on in here".
> Aaron and me both wrote that there is "short automatic" which would
> solve this problem.

it still means that the first time you want to run "kons" after having run 
"konsole" you have to press "Delete" ... NOT Backspace, as that will leave you 
with "ko", then you type the 'n' and you get "kon(sole)" all over again. this 
is the confusing part and why i really think that despite everythign else 
(including short automatic) that backspace should equal delete here.

my rational for that is this: the text caret is at the *end* of the phrase:


pressing backspace should delete what is to the left of the caret, but it 
doesn't. it deletes the 'n'.

so imho what should happen is that the caret should either remain at the typed 


or backspace should be equivalent to delete.

Aaron J. Seigo
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