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Questions tagged [ido]

Ido provides a very convenient way to find files and switch buffers in Emacs.

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Emacs flashes when changing buffer with `ido-switch-buffer`

When I change buffer via ido-switch-buffer and enter a python buffer my entire Emacs flashes visually for a second. If I handle other files the same way, it does not. What can be the reason for that? ...
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Extending ido-find-file to call deadgrep produces minubuffer error

I'm trying to add a key binding to ido-find-file, so that it calls deadgrep from the current directory. Similar to how pressing C-d from ido-find-file calls dired. The problem is that both deadgrep ...
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Stop ido-find-file opening directories as dired buffer

I use ido-find-file to open files on my disk. The defaul behaviour is that if I type (part of) directory name RET, ido-find-file enters the directory and I can continue searching for my file. Since ...
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Reset dir cache for Ido

I very often find myself in the following situation: Open a file in a directory foo/bar Rename the file and/or created another one from a command line: cd foo mv bar bar2 touch bar3 Try to open any ...
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ido mode keeps suggesting mismatching buffer name

Here is the relevant part of my configuration file: (require 'ido) (setq ido-enable-flex-matching t) (setq ido-everywhere t) (setq ido-auto-merge-work-directories-length -1) (ido-mode 1) The problem ...
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Why IDO not show keybindings?

To kill line I use command kill-line (C-k) Nice. But why IDO not show keybinding for this command (C-k) ?
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How to stop ido-find-file/ido-switch-buffer prioritising the current buffer/file?

For example, if I have a Test.cpp and a Test.h and one of them is open, ido-find-file will often suggest the already-open one first if I type "Test". Likewise when both are open and the current buffer ...
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migrated from emacs 25 to 26.1: cannot force find-file/counsel-projectile-find-file to always open buffer in current window

Recently I migrated from emacs 25 to 26.1. Before I reached the window behaviour, where I could always open a file at the window at point. The most simple case to illustrate undesired behaviour: I ...
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How select and kill desire many buffers in ido mode?

Emacs 26.1. ido, smex If I want to kill one buffer I use command C-x k Here result: As result I can kill ONE desire buffer. But suppose I need to kill the next buffers: build.gradle, approfile....
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What does 'ido-everywhere' actually do?

When reading about ido, we are instructed to add this to .emacs: (ido-everywhere t) The doc says that it Toggle use of Ido for all buffer/file reading. What does it mean? Everything seems to work ...
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ido for comint-dynamic-list-input-ring?

emacs 26.1 I use ido, smex. Here my init.el (require 'ido) (ido-mode t) (ido-everywhere 1) (require 'ido-at-point) (ido-at-point-mode) (require 'ido-completing-read+) (ido-ubiquitous-mode 1) (...
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Ido - how autocomplete everything?

Emacs 26.1 I use ido mode with same. It is work nice. But I need ido interactively autocomplete for : bookmarks shell history commands Is it possible?
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ido, smex , candidates: show directories with different color

emacs 26.1 , windows 10, ido mode, smex package M-x map And here result: smex show all candidates content text map Nice. It's work fine. But second candidates (mappings) is a directory. Rest of ...
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shell: comint-dynamic-list-input-ring interactively in ido mode?

windows 10, emacs 26.1 M-x shell Press C-c C-l run command "commint-dynamic-list-input-ring" and as result show Possible history references: in the *Input History* buffer. OK. But it's very slow. ...
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Recentf buffer is not interactively

windows 10, emacs 26.1 I use ido mode. in my init.el (require 'ido) (require 'ido-vertical-mode) (ido-use-virtual-buffers t) (ido-mode 1) (ido-vertical-mode 1) (setq ido-vertical-define-keys 'C-n-...
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Icicle: After load icicles the ido mode is gone?

windows 10, emacs 26.1, icicles Before Icicles when I type C-x C-f is show list of folders/files in ido mode. And it's very comfortable for me. But after I install Icicles and turn on icy-mode the ...
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ido-enabled find-file does not match an existing file name when I yank file name and directory

I enabled IDO mode in my emacs (version 25.2.1, Linux) and now I am trying to open a file. I am in the directory ~/foo . The file is ~/foo/baz/bar.cpp and it does exist. I have baz/bar.cpp in my ...
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How to get vanilla find-file in Spacemacs

Even when i M-x find-file I get the Helm stuff. I usally also want that, it's just with some Tramp stuff I think there are Problems. How to get the plain old find-files from vanilla emacs in ...
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`Ido-completing-read` word by word in the minibuffer

I'd like to use something like ido-completing-read in the minibuffer, but on a per-word basis. Here is an example. If I provide a list ("tag:important " "tag:work" "subject" "from"), I'd like to be ...
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Mu4e : move mails/read maildirs like fuzzy `ido-find-file`

I'm discovering mu4e and I'd like to begin to create lot's of subfolders in my imap stuff in order to be able to sort them. However, I really don't like the current method of mu4e to move a mail or ...
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Can counsel functions use ido-flex style matching?

I've gotten so used to (setq ido-enable-flex-matching t) that I really notice its absence in various counsel-FOO functions. Is there a way to turn on flex matching for counsel? I haven’t been able ...
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When using C-x C-f turn off the suggestions

When i do C-x C-f to create a new file in the directory A, if emacs finds another file in another directory (say B) with exact same name, in the mini-buffer it changes the path to the other existing ...
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Emacs - suppress Completion Buffer

In Emacs, I don't want the *Completions* buffer to pop up, even when I press tab to autocomplete in the minibuffer and there are multiple results. It's distracting and jarring. How can I do this? ...
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How to exclude bookmarks from ido virtual buffers?

I just put (setq ido-use-virtual-buffers t) in my init file. It seems ido virtual buffers includes my bookmarks after I use bookmark-jump. How could I make ido virtual buffers only includes my ...
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IDO rebind C-j to C-<RET>

How to set it? I tried (add-hook 'ido-setup-hook (lambda () (local-set-key (kbd "C-<RET>") 'ido-select-text))) and (define-key ido-common-completion-map (kbd "C-<...
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IDO mode: How to go to beginning of line in minibuffer?

When using IDO mode when I start searching for files it always begins in the working directory of my current file. Usually I like this, however, if I want to search in a significantly different ...
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magit + ido: do not offer tags in completing read?

Q: how can I get magit + ido to ignore tags when checking out a branch? I'm using magit + ido. When I go to check out a branch, ido helpfully gives me the names of all existing branches, but it also ...
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is there some sort of namespace(or filter) for files and buffers per frame available?

Using emacs in daemon mode is fine, because you only pay startup time once. But after a while the buffer and file list is getting filled. So is there a way to see only files which belong to the actual ...
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Edit org-mode tags using ido or ivy completion

I'd like to try a different method of specifying tags than the built-in single character codes. How can I tag headings using ido or ivy completion? I think I would like at least two commands: ...
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distinguish ido/ivy's virtual-buffers with equal names using directory?

I really like the ido-use-virtual-buffers/ivy-use-virtual-buffers features, but unfortunately if you have five files named style.css in different projects, it is less useful. With already-opened ...
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Using ido completion for selecting a repository for magit

I like to use ido for completing file paths and helm for all other things. I have tried setting magit-completing-read-function to magit-ido-completing-read. This doesn't change magit-status behaviour ...
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different settings for ido-find-file and ido-switch-buffer

I like arbitrary substring matching for buffer completion but I want to disable it when completing file names or directories. The idea is to set ido-enable-prefix to t only when ido-find-file is ...
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Fuzzy search for directory when you don't know the full directory name

Say I want to find a directory like: foo/bar/bazz/bar/directory_name_looking_for/stuff.xml And I don't know the intermediate directory paths, or the full directory name, but remember that the ...
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Sort ido results by recentness even when filtered

I have ido-use-virtual-buffers set to t, so when I M-x ido-switch-buffer, I initially see a list of files with the most recent files at the top. However, as soon as I type anything to filter the list ...
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Failed to load ido.el

I have downloaded file ido.el, but can't load it. When I (require 'ido) the following is displayed: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error "Cannot open load file" "No such file or directory" "seq"...
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How can I make icomplete/ido behave like iswitchb?

Emacs has recently (between 24.0 and 25 ish?) removed iswitchb in favor of some combination of ido and icomplete mode, which I've seen claims are 99% compatible; which I can live with, I don't have ...
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Disable ido mode for write file

I was not the only one who thought ido is very inconvenient when trying to write a new file. The emacs wiki has a section dedicated to disabling ido for write-file: Disable ido mode for particular ...
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Configuring the number of buffers saved by ido, using ido-use-virtual-buffers?

I really love the ability to quickly navigate to files opened in old editing sessions that desktop provides. However, there are a few things I don't like about it so I'd like to stop using it if ...
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How to open new buffer instead of current via elisp?

I want to bind key when in ido-switch-buffer to open ibuffer instead, but I do not understand how to make that with elisp. Here's my config: (defun my-open-ibuffer () "Open ibuffer from ido-switch-...
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Why some packages included with Emacs don't have their documentation in the main manual?

I wanted to read the Ido documentation offline from Emacs. I read in the NEWS file of Emacs 24.5 that since the 24.4 version an "Ido user manual is now included" (line 608). But it was not possible ...
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How to enable ido-mode forever?

I want to have it enabled every time I open emacs and not type M-x ido-mode each time I open it.
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ido-read-directory-name does not show matches in minibuffer

I'm trying to read a directory path using ido-read-directory-nameto prompt in the minibuffer. I have (ido-everywhere t)and (ido-enable-flex-matching t) enabled, and I'm running emacs 24.5.1. I expect ...
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ido flex matching doesn't seem to work, or works partially

I'm running emacs 24.5.1, with the built in ido-mode. I enable (setq ido-mode-flex-matching t) and (ido-mode 1)in my startup file, and ido matching (at least the prefix and substring types of matching)...
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Can I use ido-mode for org-clock-select-task?

Is there a way to use ido to select tasks from the org-clock-select-task list? Having to read through the list to find the right task and then look at the number makes me lose my flow :)
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Completing read a directory or an element from a list

I'm making some functions to interact with Mercurial. Many Mercurial commands take a repository as an argument, and that argument can be specified either by a path to the root of the repository or by ...
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How to create a new buffer with ivy-switch-buffer that shares a substring with an existing buffer?

Suppose I have a file opened called "analysis-evaluation.tex" and I'd like to create a new buffer called "eval". When using Ido, I would press C-j to create a new buffer rather than switching to an ...
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`+` in dired-mode with icicles and ido enabled raises an error

I just installed icicles. I use ido-mode for the minibuffer. In a dired buffer, when I press + (bound to dired-create-directory), here is what happens: the first time, the error icicle-restore-...
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My imenu-entries get double listed. How could I correct that?

With the PHP-mode that's shipped with Emacs, suppose I have the following PHP function: public function foo() { print "bar"; } Imenu will list the foo in all methods and public methods. Other ...
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Minimum length for ido-completing-read

I'm trying to write an ido-completing-read-powered backend for projectile-find-tag. However, for really big TAG files, this is ridiculously slow when the user starts typing because there are so many ...
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ido-find-file: directory names with hyphens are listed first

When using ido-find-file (C-x C-f) to navigate through directories, directories that have a hyphen in the name are listed before shorter matches with no hyphen. For example, if directories named "dir1"...