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ivy-alt-done wipes out buffer when called via M-x from nested minibuffer #924

dpathakj opened this issue Mar 20, 2017 · 2 comments


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The suggestion in to enable recursive minibuffers (via (setq enable-recursive-minibuffers t) led me to think that commands like M-x should be usable from within the swiper minibuffer.

However, I saw something I didn't expect when I tried this.

  1. I engaged swiper (C-s), and navigated to a completion.
  2. From within that swiper minibuffer, I typed M-x (bound to counsel-M-x) to call ivy-alt-done (I'd forgotten the hotkey)
  3. The entire contents of the buffer that I was on before I started swiper (that is, the buffer I was searching in with swiper) were replaced with the text "ivy-alt-done".

Instead, what I wanted was for ivy-alt-done to be called in the swiper minibuffer I left.

This is reproducible with a minimal setup (emacs -Q, etc.).

This seems like exactly the sort of use case that recursive minibuffers would help with. I see that some commands play with enable-recursive-minibuffers but counsel-M-x isn't one of them. Is that an easy fix?

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abo-abo commented Mar 20, 2017

Thanks, please test.

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Yep, works perfectly. Thanks for the quick fix!

abo-abo added a commit that referenced this issue Mar 27, 2017
Bring back the old behavior.

* ivy.el (ivy-recursive-restore): New defun.

(ivy-call): `undwind-protect' to fix #924. Call `ivy-recursive-restore'
for good measure.

Fixes #937
Re  #924
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