I'm coming from Helm to Ivy just to try it out, and one thing I miss greatly from Helm is how the default candidate when hitting M-x is whatever the last command was.

Is there some way to sort Ivy's results by most-recently used?

  • Not exactly what you want but might help: Ivy re-uses the following packages if they are installed: avy, amx or smex, flx, and wgrep. So if you install smex you will have your last used commands at the top.
    – Hubisan
    Dec 3 '19 at 13:55
  • I would additionally suggest ivy-prescient(github.com/raxod502/prescient.el). Dec 4 '19 at 20:37
  • @Aquaactress That worked. Thank you! If you turn it into an answer I'll accept it. Dec 5 '19 at 20:11

I would suggest using ivy-prescient. It is a package that provides sorting and filtering for ivy.

After installing it, you enable it with ivy-prescient-mode.

For more details on it's usage see its usage README section.

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