The command mode is not useful to complete environments.
You always have to type some letters of
\begin, and invoking
the completion mode will result in a huge list of environments tags. On the other
hand, environments are so often used that Kile offers a special mode to complete
environments. Forget the opening tag and write, for example,
When you call the completion mode with
->-> or keyboard shortcut Alt-Space,
the opening tag is automatically added and you will see
After this change, the completion list is much less cluttered.
Now select an environment, and you will see that it is also automatically closed.
Even more, if Kile recognizes it as a list environment, it will also insert a first
Go to ->->+Complete to configure one or more of these lists. This mode uses the same word lists as the completion mode for TEX and LATEX commands.