Aha! I hadn't realized that Cmd+k (or Ctrl+k on Windows, I presume) is automatically enabled if one turns off "Enable autocompletion" in Preferences. Now we do seem to have the best of all possible worlds here.
On Feb 18, 2013, at 6:02 AM, Andrzej Kozlowski <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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. > > Andrzej Kozlowski > > > On 17 Feb 2013, at 10:10, djmpark <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 >> email@example.com >> http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/index.html >> >> >> From: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] >> >> >> 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" <email@example.com> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org >> 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 >> >> >> >> >> >> >
--- 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