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Autocomplete in smart open?
« on: March 30, 2021, 07:30:31 pm »
In the open tool window, FileName, when I start typing a full path it shows matches in the box below. For example, I type "C:\W"
In the box below it shows "cygwin64", "Windows", and a bunch of other stuff.
Hitting <ENTER> will open whatever line in the box is selected.

In the default Windows FileOpen dialog, the behavior is a little different - and actually FindInFiles LookIn behaves like this too -- where you start typing, and the matches show in the drop down box. Using the arrow keys to change the selection, and the edit box is populated with the currently selected item.

Can "Filename" in smart open get some autocomplete?
Either like FiF LookIn, or something like symbol completion (Ctrl+Space -- codehelp-complete)?


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Re: Autocomplete in smart open?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 03:07:38 pm »
It would look really weird for smart open to both popup a completion list and fill in the list control. This would defeat the purpose of the Open tool window. There are a number of additional file matching options in the open tool window. Maybe you would like different files listed? Maybe the Open dialog would work better for you.