#191 <CR> confirm of autocomplete interefers with normal typing

SciTE (627)

I have automatic autocompletion enabled. Often when
I'm typing, the last word on a line will get
autocompleted when I didn't intend it to. For example,
I tried to end a line with "of<CR>" but the "of" got
mached to "often" and the <CR> confirmed the

Of course, the same mishap could occur with <TAB>, but
in normal typing I rarely use <TAB> after a word.

There should be a way to disable <CR> as a confirmation
of autocomplete.


  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2004-04-13
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nyamatongwe
  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2004-04-16
    • milestone: 100660 --> Feature_Request
    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2004-04-16

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    The behaviour was originally that only tab would cause
    autocompletion but too many people wanted Enter so it was
    added. I find automatic autocompletion unusable so it is up
    to others to work on options here.

  • John Belmonte

    John Belmonte - 2004-04-16

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    The people that wanted Enter were not considering the
    serious problem it would cause, don't you agree?

    Are you saying that it's up to others to provide a patch to
    provide the option?

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2004-04-18

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    IMO automatic autocompletion is the problem. In common use,
    autocompletion occurs via an explicit choice or when '.' is
    pressed so the user is aware of the list. I will accept a
    well written patch that offers a choice to not trigger on Enter.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2005-02-18
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix

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