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Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog

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  • Subject: [mg129854] Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 06:05:23 -0500 (EST)
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I quite agree it would be helpful to restore Ctrl+k, so that by turning 
off the default setting that has autocompletion enabled, one could 
request autocompletion only when wanted rather than either all the time 
or never. In sort, never take anything away (except as a matter of utter 
necessity).

For the record, Ctrl+Shift+k is what works on Windows (and Linux?); on 
Mac it's Cmd+Shift+k.


On Feb 17, 2013, at 4:10 AM, 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
>
>
> 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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Murray Eisenberg                                    murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.      
Lederle Graduate Research Tower            phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts                               413 545-2838 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street                         fax   413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305








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