Tab autocomplete behavior in tables

Pavel Sanda sanda at
Mon Dec 7 10:51:48 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?

Sorry to join the party little bit late.
The non functional Esc is in your case table+preferebce of automatic menu in text, right?
Does the Esc works correct when you have menu in math mode? (Vaguely I remember fixing
this long time ago, but maybe the text part was missed.)


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