> > > > > When you use 'longest' then none of the items is selected. That was > > > > > discussed quite a while ago. You need to do CTRL-N first to select an > > > > > item from which you can take letters with CTRL-L. > > > > > > > > If you do CTRL-N first, then the item is selected/inserted, and CTRL-L > > > > does nothing. I think what you mean is that you select the item first > > > > with the up/down arrows and then take letters with CTRL-L. Even then > > > > that's not the case, it only works for one letter. > > > > > > > > I'm pretty sure it's a bug; try it out. > > > > > > OK, I see what you mean. After using CTRL-L it shouldn't unselect the > > > item. > > > > Ok good. However, I don't see why the item shouldn't be selected in the > > first place (as you type), like it was before. It seems like there was > > no harm in this, and also you can just hit <c-y> rather than <c-n><c-y>. > > And you could also start hitting <c-l> without having to hit <down> > > first. > > It's this way because people mentioned that CTRL-N didn't get the first > entry but the second one. I think it's not illogical that when you use > "longest" that you get the longest common text and no entry selected > yet.
Not a single IDE has the kind of completion system where the entry isn't selected as you type it. It's a speed convenience, that you can hit enter at any time to insert the entry into text. With Vim, I could hit <c-l> to keep completing, or <c-y> to select. I don't feel like having to type <c-n> before either of those two. It's too time consuming and annoying. Doesn't anyone agree? Who disagrees? --Matt