Stop using suggested word on right arrow

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David Hill
David Hill on 15 Oct 2021
Commented: Image Analyst on 18 Oct 2021
I just updated to the Matlab 2021b from 2018b and I am enjoying the added autocompletion features. One thing that is is frustrating however is when I, for example, want to type the string 'ex' and press right arrow key to get out of the auto-added closing apostrophe and it autocompletes to 'example'.
I've looked around the shortcut settings but cannot find a way of disabling autocomplete on right arrow (I use tab for autocompletion anyway), anyone know how to disable this?
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 18 Oct 2021
I'm not sure how just simply typing what you were going to type anyway (an apostrophe if you wanted 'ex' instead of 'example', basically just ignoring it's autocomplete suggestion) is more cumbersome than hitting the Esc key.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 15 Oct 2021
You can just keep typing and as long as you're not typing letters from example, the example should go away. For example if you type ex' or ex) or ex(space) or ex =, then as soon as you don't type an "a", example should disappear.
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David Hill
David Hill on 18 Oct 2021
Thanks! I would agree that this is the best way to do it but, since I am not using an english keyboard layout some of the bracket keys are somewhat uncomfortable for me to type so most of the time it is easier to just hit the right arrow key.

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Rik on 16 Oct 2021
I just checked for you:
If you go to the preferences (in the 'Home' tab), you can disable the automatic completions in the MATLAB>Editor/Debugger>Automatic Completions.
If you select 'Show on tab' this will hide the autocompletions. You can still get the suggestions if you use tab.
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David Hill
David Hill on 18 Oct 2021
Thanks! Though it seems that this only allows me to remove the autocompleted ending brackets but does not remove that right-arrow inputs the suggestion.

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