4.2.1 Inserting Completions
- (M-TAB, M-SHIFT-TAB, M-/, M-?) Find completions
for the word at or next to the point.
- (M-TAB, M-SHIFT-TAB, M-/, M-?) Cycle through
available completion candidates. When supplied with a prefix argument,
it will jump that many completions forwards (or backwards if the prefix
argument is negative). M-/ and M-? cycle backwards (so a
negative argument will cause them to jump forwards that number of
- (C-RET) Accept the current completion, and move the point just
beyond it. If predictive-auto-learn and/or
predictive-auto-add are enabled, predictive mode will also learn
the word (see Dictionary Learning).
- (C-Backspace, C-SPC) Abandon the current completion,
removing the provisionally inserted (i.e. highlighted) characters. If a
prefix argument is supplied, predictive mode will also learn the
resulting word, i.e. the prefix with the provisional completion removed
(see Dictionary Learning). The C-SPC binding is only active in
auto-completion-mode (see Auto-Completion Mode).
- (TAB) Do “traditional” tab-completion, i.e. insert the longest
common prefix of all candidate completions, and re-complete the
resulting longer string.
- (C-TAB) Insert the characters from the current completion as
though typed manually, and look for completions of the resulting, longer
Note that, apart from the complete-predictive bindings, none
of the other key bindings are active until you have started completing a
word, either using complete-predictive or automatically if you
are using auto-completion-mode (see Auto-Completion Mode).