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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Outlook 2013 Autocomplete Function not working

So usually after a few quick googles things like this can be resolved in a few minutes, but for some reason this one has escaped both myself as well as another senior engineer. Here is the setup. The ...
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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 ...