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menu selection and enter key

I'm configuring zsh for the first time and trying to understand the features.

I find menu completion very useful, and I like seeing the list of candidates below it. <tab><tab><tab> yes, that's the one I want<enter>, and it executes.

Then I found menu *selection*, which let me see where I was as I tabbed thru the candidates by highlighting where I am in the list, which is very convenient. Unfortunately, when I reach the one I want and hit <enter>, it no longer executes. Now it just inserts a space and sits there waiting for me to enter more. I have to hit enter again to make it execute.

I like being able to see where I am on the list more than tabbing thru it blindly, and I like being able to navigate particularly long lists by using the arrow keys (very nice), but how do I get it to execute when I hit <enter> the first time, just the way it does when I'm tabbing thru the list without highlighting? If I want to enter two parameters -- which is the minority of cases -- I should be able to just hit the spacebar and start tabbing again the way I can when the "selection" highlighting is turned off, I would think.

Can menu completion with selection turned on be made to execute on the first tab like it can with selection turned off?


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