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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Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome

Is there a way to stop the gmail address field (on the login page) from displaying all the gmail addresses that you have ever typed in it? When logging in with Google Chrome or trying to set up a ...
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How to remove one or all auto-complete text entries in Chrome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome Ok... so this is embarrassing. I typed in "boobs" on EncyclopediaDramatica's search because, well, it's a really ...
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Terminal tab completion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bash completion for commands in Mac OS I'm just moved from linux to mac, and one of the problems I'm having is that tab completion is only 1 level deep, and I'm not sure ...
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Tab-completion with directories/links

I have this problem with tab-completion in terminal in both archlinux and ubuntu: I have a link which links to a directory named "something" in my home directory. Now when I open a terminal and want ...
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How do I edit or add to Notepad++ HTML/CSS autocomplete?

Could anyone tell me how to go about editing the existing CSS and/or HTML autocomplete language in Notepad++? My Google-fu has let me down and I can't find an answer. In essence, I want to add some ...
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How to delete entry in Auto Complete in Microsoft Edge

How do I delete an unwanted entry in AutoComplete in Microsoft Edge? I have tried everything including highlighting with the down arrows and nothing works.
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Clear item from Chrome address bar autocomplete

I use the address bar in Chrome to type in search engine queries. Somehow at some stage, I have mistyped C# as C/#. This makes the browser think I am trying to enter an address on the C drive if ...
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gVim - Omni completion preview window doesn't go away?

The omni-completion feature in gVim (under Windows, with mostly default settings) brings up a second buffer, called [Scratch] [Preview]. When I finish selecting an item from the omni-completion popup ...
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In Firefox how do I disable “switch to tab” in URL bar?

In Firefox 4, the URL bar autocomplete pop-down now has an entry called "Switch to Tab", for URLs which are already open in other tabs. I never want this, and always end up hitting it by mistake. Is ...
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How do I remove individual autofill suggestions from Google Chrome?

Sometimes, some things are better meant to be private and shouldn't be shown when others watch. How can I remove individual auto-fill suggestions so that they don't re-appear? I don't wish to remove ...
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Selectively Remove Auto Complete Entries from Internet Explorer

I use Windows XP with IE 8. When I try to access GMail (or any other site for that matter), the Auto Complete feature shows the list of username and on select of that, it auto-completes the password ...
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Modify entries in browser url autocomplete bar

Recently a website I often visit changed its domain name. As a result, all of my browser's URL autocomplete entries are incorrect. They point to example.com instead of example2.com. I'm interested in ...
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How to remove remembered autocomplete items in Firefox and Chrome?

I love the way the browser remember the text I entered into a form field - especially when I'm a developer. It saves lots of my typing time. Though, sometimes there are unwanted remembered items and ...
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How to add manually to and manage AutoComplete list, in MS Outlook 2013?

My AutoComplete list retains every email address ever input by me. How do I choose and then manually add the desired email to the List? How do I delete only certain (and NOT all) emails from my ...
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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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How to expand * on Bash command line

I understand that if you type ls * it is actually expanded to ls a b c when the current directly has files a, b and c. I was wondering if there is a way to expand this before I hit enter. Similar to ...
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zsh cdpath and autocompletion

My CDPATH in zsh looks like this: export CDPATH='.:..:../..' Unfortunately, this means that when I try to autocomplete after typing 'cd ', there're way too many irrelevant autocomplete options, ...
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Bash shell tab completion, don't expand the ~

I use the Tab key a lot when I use the shell (bash). But I'm getting annoyed that ~ always gets expanded to /home/"user". I don't think it's always been like this; is there any way to stop this ...
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Change Omnibox's default behavior to search

I love the autocompletion for Chrome's Omnibox, don't get me wrong. However, much of the time I just want to search for something. When I begin typing into the Omnibox and then press enter, I just ...
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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 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 turn off Firefox forms autocomplete for only certain websites, or for all sites temporarily?

I want to turn off Firefox autocomplete, but only for specific websites--not for the entire interwebs. My language course has an online workbook, and the autocomplete keeps giving me the answers if I ...
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Strange zsh autocomplete behaviour

Every time I use tab autocompletion with zsh instead of completing the current string, it gives me a new string + options to complete. It's hard to explane, so here is an example. This is what would ...
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Bash autocomplete paths “through” environmental variables

I used to be able to type cd $home/p hit the tab key and the command would change to cd /home/phill Now it doesn't. When cd'ing to a directory based on an environmental variable, I'm "flying ...
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“English autocompletion” program for Windows [closed]

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 ...
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How can zsh be configured to autocomplete directory name with camelcase matching?

Eclipse and Resharper have a nice way of navigating files. If I have the following folders (or files) in my current directory MyReallyLongName MyReallyLongAndFunName MyReallyLongAndNotReallyFunName ...
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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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Stop bookmarklets showing up in address bar (omnibox) when searching for Javascript results

If I use the keyword Javascript in the address bar in chrome (starting in Chrome 37) all of my bookmarklets show up in the autocomplete address bar until I get past the word javascript E.g. typing ...
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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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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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Geany: Syntax highlighting and autocomplete doesn't work unless I have the header file open in geany

I'm currently writing a program that uses the GTK library. The programs compile and run fine. The problem is - geany seems to not 'know' what structs and methods are in the GTK header file. It ...
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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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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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How can I make Emacs TRAMP offer completions from my ~/.ssh/config?

When I want to access remote files over sftp in Emacs using TRAMP, I would like Emacs to offer me completions from the hostnames in my ssh config. How can I do this? For example, if I have two hosts ...
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Bash autocomplete behaviour in Debian 8

On a new install of Debian 8 (Jessie) I have found that the autocompletion in bash, using the tab key, has changed. The test I did was: Open a terminal (in my case Konsole). Above the prompt it ...
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How to set a default Postfix for PhraseExpress?

I'm using PhraseExpress v.11 on Windows 8.1 mainly for the auto-complete feature. Is it possible to set the default Postfix for a new phrase to SmartComplete? Currently I need to select SmartComplete ...
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Outlook 2013 Autocomplete Function not working

The autocomplete function in Outlook (when you start typing and it auto fills the email addresses) just will not work on this one mailbox. I have tried everything I can imagine including: Creating a ...
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Linux terminal emulator with terminal autocomplete? [closed]

I've moved from OSX back to Linux and am mostly happy. One of the main things I miss is iTerm2, especially its terminal based autocompletion feature (tmux integration would also be nice). I've looked ...