I use dired with helm a lot. Let's say I want to go to /foo/bar/baz folder. I press C-x d to start minibuffer prompt for directory. I type /f and I get 5 suggestions. When I C-n to the one that I need I don't know which key to press to use that suggestion and keep typing the rest of the path. Pressing Tab gives sole action, which is the same as just pressing Enter. It is time consuming and annoying to have to type the whole path.

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    I think what you're looking for is C-j.
    – caisah
    Jan 25, 2019 at 16:42
  • It was right there in front of my eyes.
    – A_P
    Jan 25, 2019 at 17:16

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As @caisah said in the comment. To pick a suggestion from the list of suggestions in helm dired use C-j This will allow you to keep typing the path.

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