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How to configure ace-window to put the active cursor always into minibuffer when pressing a special key (like i.e. 'z').

Reason is: I think it would be more convenient to always just press 'z' for switching to minibuffer.

ace-windows wiki mentions aw-dispatch-alist, but I'm unable to use it for this problem.

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  • normally the hotkey for the minibuffer is displayed, have you deliberately removed it?
    – Tyler
    Feb 6, 2019 at 13:34
  • do you know why it doesn't show with your config? it is invisible in your theme, you removed it ...? It seems that your problem is that it doesn't show.
    – adl
    Feb 6, 2019 at 17:46
  • you might like that way to switch windows: sachachua.com/blog/2015/01/…
    – adl
    Feb 6, 2019 at 17:48
  • @Tyler yes I set aw-minibuffer-flag to true, because in the beginning I was experimenting with other tools. Nevertheless I'd like to have a constant key here.
    – jue
    Feb 6, 2019 at 22:04
  • @adl thanks for the comments, please see my comment to Tylers comment.
    – jue
    Feb 6, 2019 at 22:04

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The simple version is to first define a function which makes ace-window switch to the minibuffer if it's active

(defun aw-switch-to-minibuffer ()
    (if (active-minibuffer-window)
        (aw-switch-to-window (active-minibuffer-window))
        (message "Minibuffer is not active")))

and then add it to the dispatch list:

(add-to-list 'aw-dispatch-list '(?z aw-switch-to-minibuffer))
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  • I'm using windmove instead of ace-window now, so I can't verify your solution.
    – jue
    Sep 9, 2023 at 8:05

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