Emacs: 1 Key for M-x

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

The default key for execute-extended-command is 【Alt+x】.

On Linux, ▤ Menu key does execute-extended-command by default.

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the ▤ Menu key (to the right of Alt).

You should set F8 or ▤ Menu key for it. Single key is easier to type than 【Alt+x】.

For how, see: Emacs: How to Define Menu Key.

Turn On icomplete-mode

When Alt+x execute-extended-command, you can press the Tab key to show a list of suggestions.

You can turn on icomplete-mode. It'll show a list of completions automatically. Put this in your emacs init:

;; auto show completions for execute-extended-command
(icomplete-mode 1)

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