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

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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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How to tell Ido to get out of the way when I can already just paste the file name?

I'm trying to make myself use Ido mode. Some times it's nice, but other times it is extremely stupid. Here's my greatest disappointment. I read some log with full file names, then I copy one name, ...
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Recently opened files in ido-mode

I use ido-mode, but one thing I hate about it is that after C-x C-f I cannot use up/down keys to cycle through recently opened files, as it used to be for example with iswitchb. How can I set ido to ...
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How do I bind keys in ido?

I'm trying Projectile + ido + flx-ido (just for Projectile, ido-mode disabled otherwise). But: I don't like using right and left to switch between items. I want to change them into up and down, but ...
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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 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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Invoking "Icicles"

I'm trying to get started using Icicles, but I'm wondering if ido is interfering with functionality. So far: I installed Icicles from the repo and added (require 'icicles) to init.el. I used M-x ...
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How to prompt for a virtual buffer (recently killed file buffer) using Ido completion?

When ido-use-virtual-buffers is set to t, ido-switch-buffer shows, after the list of live buffers, a list of killed file buffers in chronological order, last killed first. Those are what Ido calls ...
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