I previously started using spacemacs, but after a while I wanted to make my own configuration from scratch with a clean install of emacs. I'm trying to get some functionality available in spacemacs, but can't seem to figure out how.

In spacemacs, when you press SPC, C-x, C-c etc. you get a list of all available keycombinations/functions in the mini buffer.

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It is available for both Ivy and Helm, so I'm not sure which package is used for this.

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

  • Typically, if you start a chord, you can then press ? to see the available keys that can follow what you have already typed. The interface is not as pretty, but still helpful.
    – wvxvw
    Commented Jul 25, 2017 at 9:57

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which-key is the package you need. You can get it from MELPA or the Github repo.


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