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From time to time Emacs gets into a state where it is constantly asking me questions on the mini-buffer. This is usually asking for a directory path for an error from compile-mode. However whenever I respond to the prompt it just prompts again for another file.

Killing the compilation-mode window doesn't stop the flow of annoying mini-buffer prompts. Is there any way to kill all outstanding mini-buffer prompts? I thought 3 C-g's would do it but apparently not.

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Try M-x abort-recursive-edit.

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    Normally bound to Ctrl+]. Another command that gets you out of recursive edits is ESC ESC ESC (keyboard-escape-quit). – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Mar 12 '11 at 16:06

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