Highlight completion home page
`Highlight completion' is a variant on completion in Emacs.
Normally if you're typing a file name into the minibuffer in
Emacs, when you hit the TAB key, Emacs completes what
have as far as possible. This package augments this by displaying
the text that Emacs would add if you hit the TAB key,
highlighted. (The idea is that, if you're not looking at the
screen, you won't know that anything different is happening, but
if you are looking, you get extra information.)
Here is a picture of this: there is one file in
/user1/palmieri/ that starts with an `e',
namely the directory `emacs', so when I find a file and
type `e', the text `macs/' is inserted,
highlighted, after the point.
If I then hit the TAB key, the point would jump to the
end of the highlighted part, and it would no longer be highlighted:
If instead I had hit `x', then the highlighted part
would be removed (because it doesn't agree with what was typed)
and `x' would be inserted:
Here is a longer description
(without pictures -- sorry), which reproduces the information in the
Download the package here:
The most recent version of the package is 0.08,
posted on 30 September 2005.
This is a new package; please
let me know if
you have any problems or suggestions.
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John H. Palmieri,
Department of Mathematics, University of Washington
Padelford C-442, (206) 543-1785,