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When opening a new file I use

:e <tab>

then a dropdown appears showing files in the PWD, I can move up and down with <tab> and <shift>+<tab> Pressing <enter> accepts the selection and execute the command.

When I select a folder, I want to see the child files and keep navigating. However, if I press <enter> Ex

How can I accept the suggestion without executing the command?

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  • what completion are you talking about? Can you please share a screenshot? Sep 28, 2023 at 9:26
  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
    – Friedrich
    Sep 28, 2023 at 9:36
  • Added screenshot for clarification
    – Susensio
    Sep 28, 2023 at 9:57

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Use <Right> to enter a directory and <Left> to leave it.

Note that :help 'wildoptions' only lazily points to :help ins-completion-menu, which doesn't cover that special case anyway… so you are left with your intuition, here.

FWIW, I tried <Right> and <Left> because I am used to <Down> and <Up> in the wildmenu and the whole thing is turned 90°.

The documentation should be updated.

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  • care to create a doc-pr? Sep 28, 2023 at 10:10
  • @ChristianBrabandt I can, but not before this week-end.
    – romainl
    Sep 28, 2023 at 10:54
  • no hurry, we have lived with that until now 🤷‍♂️ Sep 28, 2023 at 11:18
  • In my case, <up> and <down> seem to do the trick.. maybe I have something messed up in my vim config?
    – Susensio
    Sep 28, 2023 at 12:06
  • okey, it seems that nvim has some problem with this, as stated in github.com/neovim/neovim/issues/9953
    – Susensio
    Sep 28, 2023 at 12:14

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