Mark Walters <> writes:

> On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, Matt Armstrong <> wrote:
>> David Bremner <> 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

Mark, no disagreement from me.  I might, someday, hack up something
based on ido (or an ido-like UI) to see how it works out.
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