I type in, for example, M-x occur and it says You can run the command occur with M-s o.

How can I make that last hint display for more than one second?


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It defaults to 2 seconds, so you shouldn't need to do anything for it stay for more than one second ;-)

But if 2 isn't enough, just customize suggest-key-bindings.

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    ;; extend it to 10 seconds. Add this to a startup file if you want it as a default. (setq suggest-key-bindings 10)
    – user31999
    Commented Mar 6, 2021 at 12:55

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