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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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 ...
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How to delete an URL from Chrome's Omnibox suggestions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete previously entered items from Google Chrome Omnibox? Chrome: remove URL from autocomplete which doesn't show up in history? How can I delete an URL ...
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How to configure chrome's URL suggestions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete previously entered items from Google Chrome Omnibox? I prefer to navigate the web with the keyboard, typing in URLs and letting Chrome autocomplete them. ...
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Autocompletion in Firebug expanded console

This one's bugging me since ever. Is it possible to enable autocomplete in Firebug console when it's expanded? In "condensed" mode (which is default) it works like a charm. I noticed that some ...
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How to remember user name and password on website that prevent browsers from doing so

The example website is manuscript central: eg: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ele It does not appear to use the html autocomplete blocking tag.
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Adding a trigger command to autocomplete function in zsh

When you define an alias like alias g=git, the shell will pick it up and run the corresponding autocomplete function. Now, there's a program out there called hub, which is basically a supserset of ...
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System-wide auto-complete word list syncing/integration?

I've been thinking that convenient auto-completion is my must-have feature of the text editors and word processors that I use. I wonder if anyone knows of a program or library that implements a ...
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Chrome: Autocomplete not working on particular input fields

I've run into an issue in Chrome where autocomplete will remember the history of most input boxes, yet fails to save any history in one particular field. Firefox was able to successfully save the ...
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How can I filter zsh's completion candidates?

I'm trying to autocomplete an OS X defaults domain. I type: $ defaults write <TAB> And I get lot of results, as you might imagine: com.apple.AOSNotification.Accounts com.apple.ATS ...
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Unix (Debian) autocomplete paths thru symlinks

By default, directory symlinks on unix systems are treated as files as far as the autocomplete feature goes. For example, having a directory symlink at /srv/link/, typing /srv/liTAB does only complete ...
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VIM: Tab as omnicomplete, but not at beginning of line

I have configured Tab as Omnicompetion in VIM 7.3: inoremap <Tab> <C-n> This is convenient, but I would really like to have regular tab back at the beginning of a line! Is there any way ...
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Disable Bash's programmable autocompletion (based on command)

Bash in my Fedora 16 seems to autocomplete arguments based on the command itself. So if I for example type cd Tab … it will only show directories. There are however far too many commands where ...
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oh-my-zsh history completion

I have recently switched to zsh, using robbyrussell's oh-my-zsh. Before that i used bash with a lot of custom stuff and i am only missing one thing because zsh is trying to be 'too smart': If i type ...
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can I make zsh filename completion work like Vim?

I use setopt menu_complete so that I can hit TAB repeatedly to get different filename completions in zsh. However, I would also like to be able to type: ls ~/*.txt<TAB> and then use TAB to ...
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Autocomplete user defined function/variable names in Coda

Is it possible natively, or is there a plugin, that will use Coda's autocomplete function for user defined methods and variables?
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Does a fuzzy matching mode exist for the zsh shell?

I've recently fallen in love with efficient text completion systems. One of my favourite kinds of completion is so-called fuzzy completion. This is a mode where the program will complete the user's ...
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Git completion with aliases

I have a convenient dotfiles repo on Github for you all to look at, here. FYI, git is installed via Homebrew, as with most of the executables on my system. My git-completion in zsh works fine when I ...
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zsh completion after installing/removing packages

How does zsh figure out currently installed packages on Debian, and how can I update that information? After running apt-get install, zsh won't autocomplete that package as a possible parameter for ...
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Security risks with autocomplete

I've heard of websites that have autocomplete fields that aren't visible, so extra information is captured when a user uses autocomplete (ex. a hidden address field, that is only filled in with ...