
Re: Stephen Wolfram's recent blog
Posted:
Feb 18, 2013 6:01 AM


I quite agree it would be helpful to restore Ctrl+k, so that by turning off the default setting that has autocompletion enabled, one could request autocompletion only when wanted rather than either all the time or never. In sort, never take anything away (except as a matter of utter necessity).
For the record, Ctrl+Shift+k is what works on Windows (and Linux?); on Mac it's Cmd+Shift+k.
On Feb 17, 2013, at 4:10 AM, djmpark <djmpark@comcast.net> 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 > djmpark@comcast.net > http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/index.html > > > From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murrayeisenberg@gmail.com] > > > To the contrary, I find the new (by default) autocompletion a significant > improvement over having to use Ctrl+K. E.g., say I want to type > ChiDistribution. I type 'Chi' and get the dropdown 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" <djmpark@comcast.net> wrote: > >> ...All the doodads 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 illconceived and horrible. > >  > Murray Eisenberg murray@math.umass.edu > Mathematics & Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 5491020 (H) > University of Massachusetts 413 5452838 (W) > 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 5451801 > Amherst, MA 010039305 > > > > >
 Murray Eisenberg murray@math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 5491020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 5452838 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 5451801 Amherst, MA 010039305

