Recently I switched from Linux to OSX and I see that I lost auto complete of file names in emacs. How do I make emacs complete file names and some commands. For instance, in Linux, it would remember M-x print-buffer but now I need to type print-buffer in full every time. I don't remember if I'd installed any plug in for this.

  • Do you mean TAB completion? – Dror Dec 14 '13 at 15:57
  • @Dror No. In the linux computer when I enter M-x I get suggestions like M-x {org-mode | recover-this-file | print-buffer .... } but in OS X, I have to enter M-x org-mode in full, there are no suggestions. But in OS X file suggestions work as well in Linux. Do you know why? – Zeynel Dec 14 '13 at 19:03

A variety of solutions, may be you were using smex before? Search for "emacs smex" to see what it does, or go here: http://emacs-fu.blogspot.ca/2009/05/finding-commands-with-smex.html


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