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Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog

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  • Subject: [mg129846] Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akozlowski at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:02:43 -0500 (EST)
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It seems to me that this option has always been there. Just go to 
Preferences:Interface and uncheck "Enable autocompletion". Then, at 
least on the Macintosh, Command+K works as before.

Andrzej Kozlowski


On 17 Feb 2013, at 10:10, djmpark <djmpark at comcast.net> wrote:

> To each his own. To me it's like constantly swatting away flies. I would
> prefer that WRI gave us the additional option of restoring Ctrl+K. After
> all, they have retained Ctrl+Shift+K.
>
>
> David Park
> djmpark at comcast.net
> http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/index.html
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>
> From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murrayeisenberg at gmail.com]
>
>
> To the contrary, I find the new (by default) auto-completion a significant
> improvement over having to use Ctrl+K. E.g., say I want to type
> ChiDistribution. I type 'Chi' and get the drop-down list of 3 possible
> completions. Only one of these 3 has 'D' as the next letter. So I just type
> 'D' and press Return. Mathematica completes the rest.
>
> That's a fairly short example. I've found that I can type long expressions,
> with many names in them (`System or `Global) much faster now.
>
> This helps makes up for Mathematica's verbose descriptive language, in
> contrast with languages where names are short but often cryptic.
>
> On Feb 16, 2013, at 1:10 AM, "djmpark" <djmpark at comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> ...All the doo-dads are to me a nuisance. The one thing I liked was
>> the Ctrl+K (which I could type faster than you can say Jack Rabbit)
> command completion.
>> But now Ctrl+K is gone and what replaces it is ill-conceived and horrible.
>
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