Tab autocomplete behavior in tables

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at
Thu Dec 3 15:25:31 UTC 2020

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 08:08:44PM -0500, Paul A. Rubin wrote:

> An interesting related behavior has to do with the escape key. In other
> programs (such as programming IDEs), if I get autocompletion hints I don't
> want, I typically hit the escape key to get rid of them. So, having
> reproduced the problem with Maria's help, my instinct was to hit Esc and
> then Tab ... except Esc boots me out of the table. I can understand the
> logic (sort of), but I wonder if there is a way to repurpose the escape key
> to just stop hints without moving the cursor?

I have a similar annoyance when I open the layout box (with alt + p, <space>) in a read-only document. I remember I spent some time trying to figure out where in the code the escape was received and processed (i.e., not processed), but failed to make progress.

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