I am using helm-descbinds to help me locate functions and the documentation says it should be possible to execute the function once you select it.

What keys should I use to execute the functions:

The options are

Execute the command
Describe the command
Find the command

Selecting the command displays info about the command below so I assume it is the same as Describe the command. Find the command must be superfluous at this state. But how about Execute the command?

  • Simply hit RET to run the first/default action as usual. If not sure, take a look at the mode line, it is shown there.
    – xuchunyang
    Jul 9, 2017 at 9:51

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Press Tab (helm-select-action) to display the actions (and their corresponding key bindings) for a given helm source.

For helm-descbinds the default binding for "Execute" is F1. For "Describe" and "Find Function", they are F2 and F3 respectively.

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