Emacs: Ido Mode Setup
Make Ido Display Vertically
For tutorial, see Emacs: Ido Mode
You can setup Ido Mode to display choices vertically, and turn on flex match.
Put this in your emacs init file:
(progn ;; make buffer switch command do suggestions, also for find-file command (require 'ido) (ido-mode 1) ;; show choices vertically (if (version< emacs-version "25") (progn (make-local-variable 'ido-separator) (setq ido-separator "\n")) (progn (make-local-variable 'ido-decorations) (setf (nth 2 ido-decorations) "\n"))) ;; show any name that has the chars you typed (setq ido-enable-flex-matching t) ;; use current pane for newly opened file (setq ido-default-file-method 'selected-window) ;; use current pane for newly switched buffer (setq ido-default-buffer-method 'selected-window) ;; stop ido from suggesting when naming new file (define-key (cdr ido-minor-mode-map-entry) [remap write-file] nil))
;; big minibuffer height, for ido to show choices vertically (setq max-mini-window-height 0.5)