Is there a way to stop Texmaker from auto-putting the completion tag of every command when I use autocomplete? Like \begin{document} and I press enter in the auto-complete and it includes the \end{document}. Is there a way to switch this off without switching off auto-complete?

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    for what it's worth: former versions of texmaker used to put only the \begin-tags with auto-complete (or the \end-tag, where applicable)
    – long tom
    May 31, 2013 at 18:30
  • @longtom yeah, that totally makes sense. It should've been like that. Could you tell me which version? May 31, 2013 at 20:38
  • i think that was somewhere around version 2.0... (that's way back)
    – long tom
    May 31, 2013 at 21:18

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I think that is not possible without touching the source code. You can customize completions in in User > Customize Completion as explained in Customize auto-completion in Texmaker. However even any custom completion with \begin{...} is ended automatically with \end{...} and very unfortunately you cannot modify the items provided by TeXmaker.

I figured that a modification of the file settings could do to the trick, but I failed completely in this sense. As explained in Backup of user-defined entries of autocompletion in Texmaker? you can save a setting file, modify the fields of Editor\UserCompletion or Shortcuts\data where the are defined shorcuts as \\begin{quote}\n/\n\\end{quote}/0/1 and restore it, but this has no effect on the default autocompletion, as well as modifying directly the hidden configuration file ~\.config/xm1/texmaker.ini ... so this a dead end for me. :-(

  • So there's no way to do this, then? Jun 1, 2013 at 18:28
  • As far as I know, no, but probably will be better answers.
    – Fran
    Jun 1, 2013 at 19:25
  • it's been a requested feature to auto-add the \end-tag... i think it's indeed no longer possible without altering the source code
    – long tom
    Jun 1, 2013 at 19:25
  • @longtom , you mean it was requested as a feature? Older editions don't have this then, right? Jun 3, 2013 at 9:02
  • @SPRajagopal, as i mentioned before, my memory says something like: "long, long, loong time ago, texmaker didn't auto-add the \end-tag"... I also found evidence in the update log at the texmaker site... but it seems to have been that way in versions prior to 2.0... I don't think it's worth going so far back...
    – long tom
    Jun 4, 2013 at 8:33

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