After many years of living in vanilla Emacs, I am playing with souping things up a bit, and trying out
I'm finding the experience of
counsel-find-file a bit jarring, because it does not tab me where my years of muscle memory expect to tab, or really where I think is preferable.
For example, I have directories
~/development/contrib-git/ # projects not mine I contribute to
~/development/gitproj/ # projects mostly mine
When I type
~/development/git<tab>, I'd expect it to tab into
gitproj, but in fact, the regex-based completion list shows
contrib-git first, so often I find myself unwantedly there.
I've tried modifying
ivy-initial-inputs-alist to place a
^ prefix automatically into
counsel-find-files, but this doesn't help, it only places that at the beginning of the full path, not at the beginning of each element. I can manually type
^ at the beginning of each element, but that's not so fluid.
And I don't at all mind the much richer completion list! I just want, for each path segment, the first item in the completion ordering, the one I'll tab into if I don't navigate downwards, to be the one containing the prefix I have actually typed.
Is there any way to configure this?