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Icomplete and Ido: Why are both in the codebase?

Ido is implemented in a way that would require a big rewrite for it to support completion in different context, not just the handful of the pre-defined ones. But it was born at the time when it was "...
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Edit org-mode tags using ido or ivy completion

For those users of an ivy/counsel persuasion, the command counsel-org-tag (added in v0.6 AFAICT) enables ivy-backed completion (including multiple selection and deselection) of org-mode tags: ...
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Why ido mode automatically change current folder when create new file?

You should either set ido-auto-merge-work-directories-length to a negative value, or increase the number of seconds in ido-auto-merge-delay-time.
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distinguish ido/ivy's virtual-buffers with equal names using directory?

According to https://github.com/abo-abo/swiper/issues/648, it's simply (setq ivy-virtual-abbreviate 'full) It's not quite as nice as opened buffers (where only the differing part is shown), but ...
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What does 'ido-everywhere' actually do?

ido-everywhere function (define-minor-mode ido-everywhere "Toggle use of Ido for all buffer/file reading. With a prefix argument ARG, enable this feature if ARG is positive, and disable it ...
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Emacs - suppress Completion Buffer

Set the variable completion-auto-help to lazy. The documentation says: Non-nil means automatically provide help for invalid completion input. If the value is t the *Completion* buffer is displayed ...
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Can I use ido-mode for org-clock-select-task?

I use the following snippet to select a recently clocked task with ido: (defun org-clock-in-select () (interactive) (let (res) (dolist (i org-clock-history) (with-current-buffer (...
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How to enable ido-mode forever?

I've decided to answer my question as some other noobs like me could have the same problem. Just follow the following steps(everything that I'm going to say is on these links https://www.emacswiki.org/...
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When using C-x C-f turn off the suggestions

Asuming that C-x C-f is bound to ido-find-file you drop back to the non-Ido version by typing C-x C-f again or just C-f. This will allow you to create the file you want without Ido interfence.
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Recently opened files in ido-mode

what I've resorted to in this case is going back to normal minibuffer behaviour by typing C-f in idomode. Then you'll have normal history browsing keys. If you know it in advance, it can be quick : C-...
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Can counsel functions use ido-flex style matching?

For a regular counsel (that is actually using ivy backend) try to setup smth like: (setq ivy-re-builders-alist '((swiper . ivy--regex-plus) (t . ivy--regex-fuzzy))) ...
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Setting the major mode of a new buffer interactively

I know this is not exactly what you're asking, but the Emacs way to solve this problem is to use C-x C-f instead of C-x b (if you don't want to create a file, just don't use C-x C-s in that buffer).
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How can I exit completing-read with the current string instead of a completion with fido?

You have to use icomplete-fido-exit. It's by default bound to M-j. (icomplete-fido-exit FORCE) Attempt to exit minibuffer immediately with current input.
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How to disable IDO in ‘dired-create-directory’

For files (and directories, not buffers) C-f makes it fall back to non-ido behavior. C-f runs the command ido-magic-forward-char (found in ido-completion-map), which is an interactive compiled Lisp ...
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Failed to load ido.el

Ido is part of Emacs since Emacs 22, you can (and should) load it without any setup. Emacs 24 can or can't load Emacs 25's ido.el. The backtrace complains: can't load seq. seq is added from Emacs 25.1....
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Using ido completion for selecting a repository for magit

Finally, I found the solution to my problem. magit-status ultimately calls read-file-name. The read-file-name function uses read-file-name-function variable to find the function that it can call for ...
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Using ido completion for selecting a repository for magit

Magit only used magit-completing-read when reading "magit-specific" things. When reading things that other packages also need to read, then it uses the specialized functions provided by Emacs instead. ...
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Configuring the number of buffers saved by ido, using ido-use-virtual-buffers?

ido gets its file history from multiple places: If ido-use-virtual-buffers is enabled, ido uses recentf to save buffer history. At history save time (e.g. on emacs shutdown), recentf-files may ...
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is there some sort of namespace(or filter) for files and buffers per frame available?

Define "belong together". Only you know which files and buffers belong to a given context/project. If you can define that set then you can label its elements. In some contexts you can introduce your ...
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How select and kill desire many buffers in ido mode?

ido isn't designed for that; use the buffer list instead. C-x C-b opens a buffer containing a list of all buffers that are open. In this buffer you can use C-k to mark buffers to be deleted, then x to ...
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Why ido mode automatically change current folder when create new file?

It's also possible to pause Ido completion by typing C-f at the Ido prompt as soon as you have the correct directory, and then type the new file name: C-x C-f navigate to directory C-f type new file ...
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find-file using ido as case sensitive

Set ido-case-fold to nil -- User Option: ido-case-fold If the value of this user option is non-‘nil’, searching of buffer and file names should ignore case. update Take care of: do not ...
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How to delete backward word in find-file using ido?

It was conflicting with ido's keybinding so I disabled it. (defun bind-ido-keys () "Keybindings for ido mode." (define-key ido-completion-map (kbd "\C-o") 'nil)) (add-hook 'ido-setup-hook #'bind-...
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Is it problematic to use simultaneously Helm and Ido-mode? What are the consequences?

1, ido-compleing-read can only select from string list. helm supports Emacs builtin API completing-read. Here is completing-read documentation. So helm is more powerful. ido and helm are bit old. ...
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Is it problematic to use simultaneously Helm and Ido-mode? What are the consequences?

Question 1: Helm provides all the functions that ido does. You can use helm to find files, switch buffers, or do anything else that ido is used for. In addition, Helm can do a lot more, both in the ...
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How to remove empty space on ido-find-file's completions minibuffer window

[UPDATE] The issue is reported to be fixed in Emacs 29 trunk. I had this question myself and your post had stimulated me to finally research how to do it. Here's the current solution (or rather a fix, ...
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When using C-x C-f turn off the suggestions

This isn't the default behavior of Emacs, so it's likely that you're using a package that modifies it. I'm going to guess that you're using ido-mode. I occasionally get annoyed by this same aspect of ...
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How to open new buffer instead of current via elisp?

Ok looks like I figured it out by myself, and great thanks for this to abo-abo's brilliant post about callback-quit The trick is in minibuffer-quit-and-run macro described below, if anyone had the ...
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Why some packages included with Emacs don't have their documentation in the main manual?

Good question! I see that ido isn't listed in the index, nor does it appear anywhere outside the 'Acknowledgements' section of the Emacs manual. Presumably that's because the Emacs manual is already ...
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How to exclude bookmarks from ido virtual buffers?

I think I found the solution, but I don't know if it will break something. So far, it works fine. (defadvice ido-add-virtual-buffers-to-list (around k--advice-remove-bookmarks activate) (let ((...
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