On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, Matt Armstrong <marmstr...@google.com> wrote:
> David Bremner <da...@tethera.net> writes:
>> I (very) recently started using longer key sequences with Mark's
>> tag-jump feature. One thing I miss from a similar feature in org-mode
>> (e.g. exporting) is some visual feedback on what I have typed so far,
>> and thus what my next key is likely to do.
> Tangentially, has an alternative UI been considered such as something
> based on ido?  I mention this merely because building on something
> standard is probably going to be less work and more familiar to users.

The nice feature of jump is that it is very fast to type: I can get to
my common saved searches in two keystrokes. I think the multistep is
more specialised and probably more useful for tag-jump -- I imagine uses
along the lines of k (to enter tag jump) n to enter notmuch:: prefixed
tags, and then a letter for the appropriate notmuch:: tag.

> The other day I was thinking that if no "jumps" are configured, and the
> user has ido mode on, selecting among all saved searches with ido would
> be a natural thing for 'j' to do.  Some users (probably me) may then
> never bother to set up shortcut keys.

I think this would make it very confusing when/if people did add a saved
jump. If we want to offer something like ido completion then I would
suggest putting it under a further character in the jump map. eg j j
would lead to ido completion, and then if people add normal jump short
cuts everything stays the same. (We would want to make sure that user
jump binding override this j binding so that we don't break anybodies
existing setup.)

Best wishes

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