# Disable auto overlay prompt in AUCTeX?

Is there any way of disabling AUCTeX from auto-promping for optional overlay options in a Beamer document? I use global overlay options, and the prompting for local ones can be annoying when writing long documents.

• Just for \item? In that case set LaTeX-beamer-item-overlay-flag to nil. – giordano Jan 20 '15 at 3:41
• Thanks. Please make this an answer and I will approve it. – NVaughan Jan 20 '15 at 16:17
• Where did you find that option? I couldn't find it in the official documentation? – NVaughan Jan 20 '15 at 16:40

In order not to be prompted anymore for overlay specification in \item like macros, set the variable LaTeX-beamer-item-overlay-flag to nil. You can do it locally or globally, for the latter case customize that variable or add this code to your init file:
(setq LaTeX-beamer-item-overlay-flag nil)

As most style-specific options, this variable is not documented in the official manual of AUCTeX, but you can find them browsing customize-group RET LaTeX-style RET.