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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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Disable command bar completion list

when I use to autocomplete in neovim, I get two completion lists. The following screenshot was taken with an empty .nvimrc. To reproduce: Open nvim, enter :e, tab <Tab> to get the (in this ...
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Highlight or underline the current selection in the wildmode list

I use the following wildmenu settings: set wildmenu set wildmode=list:full Which results in this after typing :find *foo<tab>: Is there a way to highlight the options in the wildmode list as ...
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vim sometimes displays full path of file instead of just the filename?

This may seem a little nit-picky, but I like using the wildmenu to switch between buffers: I do :b and then hit tab until I get to the file I want. The problem is that sometimes, vim shows the entire ...
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How to automatically select the first entry of the wildmenu without having to tab?

In vim's command-line, after typing the first few characters, when I press the tab key, the wildmenu appears. However, irritatingly, it requires me one additional press of the tab key to select the ...
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Undesired command line completion history

Starting vim (8.0) with an empty .vimrc, or as vim -u /dev/null. Executing: :set nocompatible :set wildmode=list On the screen: :e .config/█ I always thought that what happens when you press Tab ...
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Hierarchical auto-populated menu

I'm aware of vim menu and plugins such as vim-venu and quickmenu, but they need to be manually configured. Is there a way to populate vim menus with all commands available organized in a ...
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How do I use wildmenu effectively?

I'd like to learn about using vim with multiple files without using external plugins. I read another answer that recommends putting the following in our .vimrc: set wildmenu set wildmode=longest:...
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Why can't I tab complete after open?

I have set wildmenu and set wildmode=list,full in my .vimrc. If I go to enter a command such as buf or tabe, follow it with a space, and then hit tab, my wildmenu options take effect as I'd expect, ...
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Any way to select an item by number in the wildmenu?

I don't want to step through all the options. I expect to be able, for example, to hold alt and enter 6, and it will select the 6th option in the wildmenu. Another option is by typing a highlighted ...