A feature where a program proposes the user to complete a text input based on what the user started to type. Autocomplete proposes the most likely string input.

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Can I make a custom “directory alias” like '~' in bash?

In bash I can go to my home directory with cd ~ and actually refer to my home directory with any command with ~. Can I make new, custom "directory aliases" (?) to refer to other directories? ...
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Notepad++: How to change Tab key to other key for auto-completion insert? Conflict with other plugin

I have installed the FingerText plugin. It uses Tab key to insert snippets. But default NP++ auto-complete also uses Tab and so FingerText is stepped on by the default - the default hint appears at ...
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How can I disable Chrome's address bar search autocomplete?

Chrome's autcomplete for searches is often very annoying and intrusive because it is op-out. It autocompletes by default and you have to push backspace to dismiss it. Google search suggestions are ...
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Stop Opera from autocomplete domains

I want to make Opera behave like Firefox, i.e. search in local history / bookmarks, but not search online, sending addresses i type to the internets.
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Get full list of Autocomplete entries?

How can I get a full list of saved auto-complete entries for a specific textbox name in google-chrome? Pressing the ↓ key with the textbox focused, gives me 6 random entries. Typing s gives me ...
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How to make Notepad++ autocomplete with “end” word in Ruby?

Is it possible to set the Notepad++ that it would automaticly put end after I print class instruction: class MyClass // right after I print the first whitespace after 'class' instruction... end // ...
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How to make Excel 2010 auto-fill new row with formulas?

I can swear that I have seen behaviours where Excel automatically fills in a new, inserted row with the same formula as on the row above. I know this can be done with some VBScript, but if possible ...
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How to enable autocomplete in gmail login screen

My gmail login screen used to autocomplete my username and password. Now it does not. I have checked my Internet Explorer internet settings and verified that autocomplete is turned on, but still no ...
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zsh autocomplete menu press enter once

I'm looking for a zsh option that allows me to only press enter once when the autocompletionmenu in open. The it works now I have to press enter to select an item in the menu and make it go away and ...
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History and completion not working in coffeescript repl on linux mint

I have recently switched from Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint 14. One thing that is mysteriously not working is autocompletion (tab) and history (uparrow) in coffeescript repl (coffee command). Instead of ...
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Outlook auto-complete list doesn’t remember names or email addresses

I have MS Outlook 2010, but the Auto-Complete list doesn’t remember names or email addresses. It remembers them for the first time before I close and open Outlook again. When I open Outlook it seems ...
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emacs auto-complete behavior with underscores in python mode

In my .emacs I have the following line of code: (modify-syntax-entry ?_ "." python-mode-syntax-table) This is so that commands like forward-word and backward-kill-word stop at any underscores that ...
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Bash 4.2 doesn't complete directory names

I have a problem with bash completion after a system upgrade. $ mkdir abcde $ cd abc[TAB] does nothing, while in the older bash versions it would expand to $ cd abcde. Some older forum on ...
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Mercurial: how to show branches in autocompletion

It is possible to update to a specific tag or branch with the hg update <branch-or-tag> command. However, the built-in completion only shows me tags (not branches). So when i type hg update and ...
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Did Firefox use to autocomplete websites in the address bar?

In Chrome, when you type face into the address bar without hitting Enter, it comes up with the URL of Facebook, www.facebook.com, and you can choose to enter that site. I guess that was possible in ...
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Autocomplete existing variable names in Sublime Text 2

On my Windows machine I also use ST2, but it handles autocomplete of existing variable names in the current file. How do I enable this in ST2 on my mac? Syntax is PHP
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linux / mac command line autocomplete (google search style)

Anybody know a good way to get my command line in Linux or Mac to behave similar to that of google autocomplete? http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106230 I feel like ...
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Bash autocomplete for different directories

I've played with bash autocomplete now for a while, but couldn't find a solution for my problem. I have a project directory with subfolders like this: projects/ruby/project1 projects/ruby/project2 ...
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My zsh autocompletion for CDPATH stopped working

I am using zsh and I always were able to cd right into paths that are part of my CDPATH configuration but, starting a few days ago, the completion stopped working. mbp:~ $ echo $CDPATH ...
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How to quickly type “->” in Netbeans for PHP

Almost C++ IDE know when they should turn the "." to "->", but with some off my PHP IDE they don't. For example: $f = new Foo; $f. // will not turn to $f-> Is there any trick for do that in ...
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Set timeout on zsh autocompletion

I like ZSH's autocompletion feature, but often it hangs my terminal. I'd like to set timeout on autocompletion so it cancels (kills) itself after n miliseconds.
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Make emacs autocomplete cpp files over binary files

My question is similar to this one, except for emacs instead of vim. The issue is that I have a cpp file that I want to open and when I type f[TAB] it autocompletes to foo the binary file foo instead ...
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How to fuzzy complete filenames in bash like vim's ctrlp plugin?

Say my pwd is at ~/myproject/ and I have a file in ~/myproject/scripts/com/example/module/run_main_script.sh In vim with ctrlp plugin, I can press Ctrl+P, type run_main_ Enter, I am editing that ...
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Enable autocomplete in an sqlite3 interactive shell

I am using sqlite3 on a machine where I can use tab completion (ie .read abc will autocomplete to .read abcdefghij.db. I would like to know how to enable this on my personal machine. Both machines ...
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How to remove Google Reader URLs from Google Chrome address bar?

How can I remove Google Reader URLs from my Chrome omnibox? Usually FnShiftDel works, but it doesn't appear to work here.
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How can I turn off auto-completion in word processing apps?

In both Word and Open Office, these word processors try to be clever and guess where you want to indent, or automatically complete a word you've started to type. In my experience, they are wrong a ...
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Syntax Highlight and Autocomplete in Geany for GTK+ (C)

I have just started GTK+ coding in C. I was curious whether i can get syntax highlight and auto-completion working for my GTK code... because as a beginner it would be helpful. I was completely ...
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Autocomplete environment variable with shift held

I'm using Ubuntu bash, and when I try to autocomplete an environment variable while holding shift, the variable does not expand. Instead, I have to release the shift key. Is there any way to allow the ...
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Firefox completes the address bar with content absent from my history

I have set Firefox to complete the address bar with elements from the history only ( other options are: nothing, bookmarks, and a history+bookmarks). However, Firefox still continues to complete the ...
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Remote Subversion URL Completion in Bash

Has anybody added Bash completion support for remote urls in svn commands? It could typically be implemented through parsing of calls to svn ls.
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Use autocomplete in dropdown cells with Excel 2007?

I want to make a survey with Excel and I therefore have defined the cells for the answers as a dropdown cell which only accepts answers from a certain list, e. g.: The two Lists List1 and List2 ...
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Firefox: how to autocomplete password but not username

I'm a part of a team testing a web application that needs to log into hundreds of test accounts every day. The password is always the same, but the usernames constantly change. I can save the password ...
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How do I get zsh tab completion to “vi **/foo<TAB>” to match and complete the first file matching “foo*” anywhere under the current directory?

How do I get zsh tab completion to cat **/foo<TAB> to match and complete the first file matching foo* in any subdirectory under the current directory? For example, do this while inside a fresh ...
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Can autofill in Chrome be reduced to single fields

I find the autofill features in webbrowsers very useful. But I prefer to fill in each field of a form seperately, which can be extremely fast by using only Tab and arrow-down keys. Unfortunately ...
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Notepad++ XML Auto Indent + Tag Closing

I'm migrating a question I posted on stackoverflow to here as it may be more relevant. Here is the question: I'm looking for a way to code XML (mxml, specifically) in Notepad++ such that it follows ...
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Disable URL autocomplete in the address bar?

With Firefox, when you type a URL in the address bar, a drop-down comes up with suggestions based on browsing history. Firefox 15 (maybe earlier) has introduced a feature that, in addition to the ...
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How does my browser remember my password?

When I log into Gmail/Facebook, my browser offers to save this password. Now, this login detail is stored in an SQLite file on my personal machine, which I can access. The password entry though, ...
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Bash filename tab completion

I have noticed sometimes that tab completion is helpfully filtered in bash. I am a java programmer and often use the java and javac commands in the terminal for quick or remote tasks. Say I have the ...
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bash compgen -d — '~' always produce empty output

bash$ compgen -d -- '~' Produces empty output. bash$ compgen -d -- '~mi' Also produces empty output. bash$ compgen -d -- '~mice/' ~mice/.pulse ~mice/.mozilla ~mice/Pictures Is OK. bash$ ...
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zsh completion-expansion & cursor position

Assume there are three dirs: abc adc aec I want to type cd dc, press Tab and get cd adc (trailing / is not important) completion. Is it possible? What is the simplest way to achieve this behaviour? ...
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when checkout a previous commit, Is there a quick way to input the log commit hash?

It's really tedious to type the following command: git checkout 622fe0a9b6bffdf4723026ae6e673245b510ac66 Is there autocomplete or shortcut to do this?
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Strange behavior of auto completion when double tab in terminal

I installed the new version of Ubuntu-12, and found a very strange auto-completion behavior. For instance, I have a folder tree something like ~/A/B/C.eps and open a terminal, under folder A, when I ...
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How to delete or modify autocomplete entry in firefox?

We know auto complete. When we enter a username the firefox will auto complete our username. Say some of the entries are wrong and we want to change it. How would we do so?
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How to override a website blocking autocomplete on forms (Google Chrome)?

Is there currently a way in Chrome to stop websites from blocking autocompletion of forms? I'm open to any suggestions my skills would cover, so if there is no addon which does the job, I'll have a ...
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How to make bash list possible file completions while staying on the same line

Every time I hit tab to list the possible filename matches of the dir that I'm in against the specified partial filename, bash lists the possible matches and breaks onto a new line. Does anyone know ...
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How to use the autocomplete feature for VBA function in Excel 2007 with Excel Add-In

(cloning from question on SO) I created a function in VBA. I want Excel 2007 to show the Autocomplete when writing this function in the cell's Excel. Detail as How to use the autocomplete feature ...
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Can bash (or a terminal) auto-complete (tab-complete) from terminal buffer contents?

Imagine I have a bash session in a terminal, just after some output: $ grep foo *.txt this.txt: something123 foo $ After this grep, let's say that my next command will take something123 as an ...
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URL autocomplete no longer working in Chrome

The browser URL autocomplete has started behaving differently starting yesterday. I used to access my top urls by typing the first one or two letters of a URL then pressing enter. Now, I have to ...
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How to setup VIM for php development?

I have been trying a lot (but not smartly) to figure out setting up VIM, ctags, omnicomple for PHP development. On Googling I found this file. But have no clue how to use it. What have I done until ...
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tmux autocomplete command

I use this key-bind to launch a ssh session in a split window bind-key S command-prompt -p "ssh" "splitw 'ssh %1'" how I can get autocomplete in tmux command? example ssh hos<tab> ssh host ...