It seems to me that this option has always been there. Just go to Preferences:Interface and uncheck "Enable autocompletion". Then, at least on the Macintosh, Command+K works as before.
On 17 Feb 2013, at 10:10, djmpark <email@example.com> wrote:
> To each his own. To me it's like constantly swatting away flies. I would > prefer that WRI gave us the additional option of restoring Ctrl+K. After > all, they have retained Ctrl+Shift+K. > > > David Park > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/index.html > > > From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:email@example.com] > > > To the contrary, I find the new (by default) auto-completion a significant > improvement over having to use Ctrl+K. E.g., say I want to type > ChiDistribution. I type 'Chi' and get the drop-down list of 3 possible > completions. Only one of these 3 has 'D' as the next letter. So I just type > 'D' and press Return. Mathematica completes the rest. > > That's a fairly short example. I've found that I can type long expressions, > with many names in them (`System or `Global) much faster now. > > This helps makes up for Mathematica's verbose descriptive language, in > contrast with languages where names are short but often cryptic. > > On Feb 16, 2013, at 1:10 AM, "djmpark" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> ...All the doo-dads are to me a nuisance. The one thing I liked was >> the Ctrl+K (which I could type faster than you can say Jack Rabbit) > command completion. >> But now Ctrl+K is gone and what replaces it is ill-conceived and horrible. > > --- > Murray Eisenberg email@example.com > Mathematics & Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) > University of Massachusetts 413 545-2838 (W) > 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 > Amherst, MA 01003-9305 > > > > > >