I keep seeing following at the top of the buffer when I do: ido-find-file.

In this buffer, type RET to select the completion near point.

Possible completions are:

Would it be possible to prevent this message to show up?

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This is controlled via the variable completion-show-help. Set that to nil and you won't see that message anymore.

  • Can we also hide the Possible completions are: message as well?
    – alper
    Aug 25, 2021 at 15:38
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    There is no user option to turn that off. The function responsible is display-completion-list, in minibuffer.el. You might be able to do something with completion-setup-hook, but I don't have time just now to investigate.
    – Tyler
    Aug 25, 2021 at 16:11

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