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Every time I do the auto-completion Ctrl+X the menu to choose the next step (O, L, etc...) pops up in the command line for just few milliseconds (it should stay until you press the next command). It doesn't happen if I don't open a file and start typing right away in Vim's welcoming page.

Any suggestions to fix this?

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the menu pops up at the position where you have the text. yours is really showing in the command line?? have you set the 'wildmenu' option? – akira Dec 3 '10 at 14:14
@akira the pop up line is ok, the previous step is the one who shows up for milliseconts (When you have to pick between L, O, etc..). – janoChen Dec 3 '10 at 19:24
ah, ok. but i can't visualize that since that never happened .. somehow. – akira Dec 4 '10 at 10:05
you meant -- ^X Modus (^]^D^E^F^I^K^L^N^O^Ps^U^V^Y) showing up in the commandline? – akira Dec 4 '10 at 14:02

Installing the Super Tab plugin fixed the problem

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Can you accept this answer so that this question doesn't show up as unresolved? Thanks. – dsolimano Jan 19 '12 at 20:12

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