A few days ago I wrote about Mike Zamansky’s video on rectangles. Most of my commentary involved ways of dealing with the difficulty of remembering the rectangle commands and their key chords. One of the solutions I discussed was
which-key, a good solution requiring only that you remember that the prefix for rectangle shortcuts is Ctrl+x r.
Since there’s a new version of
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this seems like a good time to repeat how much I like it. I’m still using the default configuration and it’s working really well for me. If I pause while typing a shortcut,
which-key automatically pops up a buffer showing all the completions. Once I type some more, the popup disappears so it’s pretty unobtrusive.
All this makes
which-key ideal for commands like those involving rectangles that you probably don’t use that often. You can, of course, type Ctrl+h after the prefix to see the completions but I like that
which-key automatically provides them if I stop to think in the middle of a key sequence. I also like that the
which-key popup disappears automatically unlike the buffer you get with Ctrl+h.
If you don’t have
which-key installed, give it a try. It pretty much stays out of your way until you need it. Definitely recommended.