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Questions tagged [autocompletion]

For questions about the several commands to complete part of a keyword or line that has been typed.

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Easiest way to insert LaTeX matrix?

Recently I found myself in a situation that need to type in quite a number of matrices to LaTeX by hand, so I was wondering if there are some tools that can help me to save some keystrokes. The ...
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customize Ex command completion

vim provides a nice way to complete the Ex commands, which uses the -complete=custom,Func or complete=customlist,Func. It also provides many predefined completion methods such as -complete=dir. Is is ...
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Unable to repeat comment string for new line

Vim has the option to automatically continue comments when a new line is entered as described here. This currently works perfectly for // and # in .cpp and .python files respectively. I tried to add ...
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Is it possible to type “return + shift” to insert a new line in deoplete?

Here is a situation. I use deoplete but since the pop-up menu when I type in something already puts the cursor at the first item on the list, when I type in return, it inserts a new line. So I want ...
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remap keybinding for vim gocode autocomplete feature? (remap keybinding in insert mode) [duplicate]

So I installed vim-go and gocode and Blackrush/vim-gocode.git (the latter because I use pathogen). So far so good! I am fine, I can type <C-x><C-o> in insert mode and I get completion ...
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Question about autocompletion in Vim editor and html document

Why does one of Vim's autocomplete functions (ctrl+n) not work in html documents, while the other (ctrl+p) still does?
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How do you ignore paths on tab?

Specifically when running the find command? These instructions work great for ignoring folders I'd like to ignore when running :find, but most of the time I'd like to tab through the results because I ...
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How to make auto completion / suggestions of maped leader keys/letters while typing [duplicate]

How to dynamically show maped keys while typing leader (key sequence)? For example: I type leader n and all options started with n shows up including some description. It would be usefull to have also ...
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How to automate Vim's native auto-completion with a drop-down menu?

I know there is a ton of plugins and topics that discussing about auto-completion things in Vim! I just need the Vim's native auto-completion to be automated! auto-suggestion words, etc from ...
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Return from command autocomplete

If I type :e foo/**/foo*.js and hit tab then vim replaces the *s with all possible suggestions in the filepath. What if I realized that I wasn't specific enough (there are too many results in ...
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How to enable dictionary autocompletion without spell option set

I noticed, that in any source code file, regardless of the programming language, I can use the dictionary autocompletion (Ctrl + x Ctrl+k) if the spell option is set, if it's not, then the editor ...
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Autocomplete popup is broken

I'm facing this trouble of vim that, if the line of text in the completion popup too long, it will be break the ui like this: But like the bellow pic, it shown perfectly:
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Close particular buffer immediately upon leaving it

I have a really large file with many paths in it. I don't want it to participate in any of the completion mechanisms. Is there a way to mark a particular buffer as "not a candidate for keyword ...
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Why can't complete month in txt file?

Part of setting in my .vimrc. cat .vimrc autocmd FileType txt setlocal omnifunc=CompleteMonths fun! CompleteMonths(findstart, base) if a:findstart " locate the start of the word let line = ...
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Why can't map dot as hot key for both javascript and php complete?

I have set .vimrc to call both javascript and php complete in editing html file with vim. tern_for_vim and YouCompleteMe installed. ls .vim/bundle phpcomplete.vim tabular tern_for_vim webapi-vim ...
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pythoncomplete can't complete python's build-in functions?

filetype plugin on autocmd FileType python set omnifunc=pythoncomplete#Complete I found that pythoncomplete can't complete python's build-in functions. vim test.py import os os. #Now the complete ...
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Auto activate autocompletion

I would like to have autocompletion active on its own like on sublime text without doing Ctrl+n. I would like to have this without any none native plugins as the already existing autocompletion in ...
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How to call both javascript and php complete in editing html file with vim?

I have installed tern_for_vim and setted complete in .vimrc. autocmd FileType javascript setlocal omnifunc=tern#Complete autocmd FileType php set omnifunc=phpcomplete#CompletePHP Now i can call ...
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Why — ^X mode (^]^D^E^F^I^K^L^N^O^Ps^U^V^Y) Pattern not found?

vim --version VIM - Vi IMproved 8.0 (2016 Sep 12, compiled Sep 30 2017 18:21:38) Included patches: 1-197, 322, 377-378, 550, 703, 706-707 Modified by pkg-vim-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org ...
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Supertab + merlin bizarre flickering interaction

I'm having an annoying problem with flicker under the Terminal app on OS X when using supertab and merlin together. (Using Vim 8.0 just for the sake of completeness). This problem presents itself when ...
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Context specific completion

I'd like to have a completion behave differently when inside javascript require function. Custom completefunc/omnifunc seems like a starting point, but how do I make it context dependent? Such that ...
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Is it possible to put the cursor on the first item on auto-completion?

I added and use deoplete to get a list of completion while typing. However, typing in a word shows the completion list with the cursor being nowhere on the list. On some IDEs like Xcode, when you ...
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Using getcompletion function for insert mode autocompletion

I recently became aware of the getcompletion function which can return autocompletion options for a variety of different things (shell commands, vim autocommand events, files, etc.). Many of the ...
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Issues with autocomplete in vim8

I have installed two vim plugins javacomplete2 and vim-emoji successfully but I'm not able to use their auto-prompting feature which enables the user to select an autocomplete suggestion without ...
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Auto-complete with the slash while stepping down a path

How can I get vim to append a slash / while moving through a file system path in the command line (eg. with :tabfind) ? Right now I am force to manually type it each time. To reproduce the problem, ...
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What is the difference between set complete+=t and set complete+=k in vim?

In this wikia tip I found set complete+=k and set complete+=t. I applied both but only the first one worked. My question is what is the difference between these?
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How to configure autocompletion so that it replaces everything until non-word-char?

I'm using CTRL + n to do auto-completion when editing - since years. One things that annoys me (and now I want the solution) is that the completion is not replaced characters until the next non-...
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Installed and configured NeoComplete but its still not working for C++

I've installed Neocomplete and copied the vimrc configuration that they provided. But cpp file isn't showing any auto completion. Kindly tell me what I am doing wrong. Here is my vimrc: "Note: This ...
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Confirm selection among options

When searching for autocompletion on any command via Tab, now vim shows me a list of the available options: I was used to push the right-arrow -> in order to select an option while navigating them ...
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autocompletion with node, visual studio style

There isn't much from VS Code I can't reproduce with neovim but working with javascript/node, I am quite jealous of the fact that the autocompletion works with any (or most?) libraries added to the ...
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Auto-complete popup menu: make Enter trigger newline if no item was selected

I like using the <CR> key to confirm my selection in the popup menu. However I don't like the <CR> key doing absolutely nothing when no item was selected in the menu -- in this case, it ...
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vim compiled with python3 but python3 omni-completion does not work

It used to work when I used python2, but now I can't use ^X^O to complete function names. I do have vim with -python and +python3 (on Ubuntu 16.04), but here is the error I get when trying Ctrl-X ...
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Multiword completion (CTRL-X CTRL-P) to end of line

In insert mode, CTRL-P autocompletes a word from earlier in the buffer. A subsequent CTRL-X CTRL-P will insert the word that followed that word. canFail :: Either Error Success canAlsoFail :: Ei█ ...
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Completion suggestions while typing

I use Vim a lot for writing tasks and I used ^p for completions. However, is there a plugin that suggests you completions while typing like in Andriod-smartphones ? Thanks.
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Remapping return key to <C-p>

Because I am used to autocompleting by pressing the return/enter key, I want to remap the return key to Ctrl-p in insert mode. However, I only want to remap it when the cursor is directly behind a ...
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Integrating vim with python and anaconda?

Has anyone got a config for vim that works with anaconda environments and supports the following: Autocomplete (also able to look up attributes of imported stuff) Linting This has been driving me ...
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Fish-like autosuggestions depending on 'completeopt'

I describe this as Fish-like as it is referenced as such by zsh-autocomplete, and I would define it as follows: The appearance of a (temporary) automatically inserted completion match, that is ...
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Enable Ctrl+p by default in vim

How can I enable Ctrl+p by default in behaviour? I mean pressing Ctrl+p after each object is too slow & I want vim to open the Ctrl+p completion list after typing any character of objects. I am ...
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Completion Function Return Value -1 Cancellation

From the vim documentation FUNCTIONS FOR FINDING COMPLETIONS *complete-functions* This applies to 'completefunc' and 'omnifunc'. The function is called in two different ways: - First the ...
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asyncomplete.vim: how can I automatically show the completion menu after two succeeding 'word'-characters?

I'm trying to configure asyncomplete.vim so that the completion menu is shown when inserting at least two succeeding 'word'-characters. However, I'm having trouble understanding why asyncomplete#...
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gvim Linux - autocomplete plugin - enable / disable depending if the user is typing or not

I am using the autocomplete and I feel quite comfortable with it because it's minimalistic and simple. But there is just a thing I dislike: sometimes it interferes with the mouse scrolling auto-...
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Filename completion without suffix

By using suffixesadd I can navigate modules without file extensions. However, when I import modules by using path completion(<C-X><C-F>) the file extensions do not get omitted. Are there ...
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Remapping tab key to autocomplete in commandline mode in Vim

I am using Vim 7.4 and I wish to map the tab key so I can use new combinations to autocomplete arguments in command mode from the current directory Contents of current directory: Funwithstrings.cs ...
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Tab completion for filetypes in the commandline

If I want to set the filetype manually in vim, I would like to tab complete filetypes vim recognizes. However, right now vim just inserts a literal ^I :set ft=markd^I Is this possible?
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Vim crashes when using autocomplete

Some of the times I use YouCompleteMe, Vim 'half-crashes': I cannot continue coding in the current tab, but switching tab and coming back solves the issue. The autocompletion works about 80% of the ...
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How to set -complete=customlist behavior?

Case A user defined command to open files recursively in a directory. The command After weeks trying to get this to work, I got to the following code after trying to understand this answer: ...
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Map autocomplete word in normal mode?

I want to map , in normal mode to function as autocompleting a word <c-n> in insert mode. Also, I want to keep pressing , in normal mode to cycle through the list and then finally when I finish ...
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Autocomplete behavior in vim

I have autocomplpop plugin installed in my .vim directory. If I use gvim then autocompleting simply works automatically in insert mode without the need to press any CTRL-N to get the drop down list. ...
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Store vim external command result lines into a VimL array, to make a little custom autocomplete

This little snippet aims to make a little autocomplete script in VimL. the first code: cat % | grep function | sed 's/(/ /g' | awk '{print $3}' list all the method inside a php class. For example ...
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Fields in templates without resorting to commented-out lists (aka are drop-down options possible?)

I do a lot of work in plain TeX and XeTeX, editing the documents in vim, and have a variety of templates which I use to make the process more efficient. As you might expect, these use quite a lot of ...