I don't like the default M-n and M-p keys for company-select-next and company-select-previous so I was wondering if it's possible to remap those to C-n and C-p without affecting the mappings when company's tooltip is not active.

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Modify company-active-map accordingly:

(with-eval-after-load 'company
  (define-key company-active-map (kbd "M-n") nil)
  (define-key company-active-map (kbd "M-p") nil)
  (define-key company-active-map (kbd "C-n") #'company-select-next)
  (define-key company-active-map (kbd "C-p") #'company-select-previous))
  • Do you know why do I get Symbol's value as variable is void: company-active-map after modifying company-active-map, and how can I avoid this?
    – caisah
    Nov 2, 2014 at 11:11
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    company-active-map is not defined before company is loaded obviously. You need to evaluate these commands after company was loaded, e.g. with with-eval-after-load. I updated my answer accordingly.
    – user227
    Nov 2, 2014 at 11:18

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