Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I never experimented with software which gives you "English autocompletion", but it sounds like something I'd love to use and that could make typing much much more efficient. I mean, if I start typing eff it's quite obvious I'm gonna write efficient so why not have auto-completion for that?

So I basically want a program that will give me "English autocompletion" on every program I use on my Windows computer.

Is anyone familiar with such a program?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by fixer1234, Twisty, DavidPostill, nc4pk, Excellll Jul 29 '15 at 17:31

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-based answers. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. Share your research. Here are a few suggestions on how to properly ask this type of question." – fixer1234, Twisty, DavidPostill, nc4pk, Excellll
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

There are other words besides 'efficient' that start with 'eff'. Effective, effervescent, efface, effeminate, etc... :) – Shinrai Apr 12 '11 at 16:20
I wouldn't use such a program. I have autocompletion on my phone and find it annoying even there. On a normal keyboard, it is much easier and even quicker to type word for word at moderate 35 WPM than to monitor when the program has finally chosen the correct word and hit the completion key (and if this is tab, I manage to hit caps lock instead ~5% of the cases). Also, if it isn't just your word processor, but a program which monitors any input, prepare for CLI commands, URLs and your personal passwords suddenly appearing in emails to your boss. This happens on my phone all the time. – rumtscho Apr 12 '11 at 16:38
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try TypingAid. It is an Autohotkey script that does the job fine.

share|improve this answer

Have a look a PhraseExpress.

  • Organize frequently used text snippets.
  • Expand abbreviations as you type.
  • Launch programs with text shortcuts.
  • Auto-complete repetitive phrases (& words).
  • Quick access to the Windows Clipboard History.
  • Correct spelling mistakes in any application.

Free for personal use, paid commercial version available.

enter image description here

See the Feature List for more information.

enter image description here

Note: I am in no way, shape, or form affiliated with this product.

share|improve this answer
Are you a user? If so I'd appreciate your personal opinion on the software. – Ram Rachum Apr 12 '11 at 16:20
I have not used it too much, as I do not have much need for it currently, @cool-RR, but it is a highly-configurable program and very powerful...A learning curve is involved but I think it is worth it... – studiohack Apr 12 '11 at 16:33

In this question I found an interesting answer, which might work just fine, it is a free alternative to PhrasesExpander, called WordExpander

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .