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Re: customizing help display in echo area

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: customizing help display in echo area
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:45:31 +0100

On 2015-01-17, at 09:03, Pierre Lorenzon <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Default behavior that I'll describe here appeared with emacs
> 25.0.50 and was not the default behavior with emacs 24.

True, it was present earlier, but not enabled by default.

> When editing code (xml, lisp or whatever) each time a key is
> pressed and some indication about current statement is
> available (well I suppose so) this information is displayed in
> the echo area. For instance if you type (defun in a lisp buffer
> a message concernning defun syntax and properties will be
> displayed in the echo area and it will be done repeatedly each
> time you press a key provided point is inside the defun
> statement.
> This feature might surely be very useful to recall you
> information about the code you are writing but if you use it in
> conjunction with a vocal system like speechd-el it makes to
> much noise ! So I'd like to disable this feature or at least to
> be able to enable it only when I want. But I was not able to
> discover which variable(s) controls this behavior.

Surely it is useful!

But in your case, not so much so indeed.  Try disabling eldoc-mode.

> Regards
> Pierre


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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