Force completion in icomplete with C-M-i, but don't cycle (bug#34077)
Cycling after forcing a completion with C-M-i in icomplete can be confusing, as it leaves rotated prospects in the minibuffer. In C-x C-f, for example it is very difficult to understand if the prospects refer to subdirectories of the directory being completed to, which happens naturally when the completion is unique; or if they are a cycled version of prospects that match the new completion pattern, in case the completion happens to still match other items. To resolve this confusion, never cycle with C-M-i in icomplete: non-ambiguous cycling can be achieved with C-. and C-, The former behaviour can still be restored with: (define-key icomplete-minibuffer-map (kbd "C-M-i") 'minibuffer-force-complete) * lisp/icomplete.el (icomplete-force-complete): New command. (icomplete-minibuffer-map): Bind C-M-i to icomplete-force-complete.
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