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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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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Visual Studio 2012 Intellisense choosing the wrong item

This minor annoyance has started to really irk me lately. When coding, Intellisense often selects the wrong item from the autocomplete menu. This behaviour is common, but not completely consistent. ...
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How to remove specific URL from Opera address bar autocomplete?

How can I remove a specific URL from the address bar autocomplete? Using Opera 31.0.1889.174 on Windows 7. I tried using the arrow down key to go to the specific entry and then hitting Delete. ...
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Is there a way to automatically close brackets, braces and parentheses in Chrome?

I'm looking for a way to have opened brackets, braces and parentheses automatically closed when typing in Chrome, exactly like how a code editor would. After googling I didn't see any extensions that ...
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How can I delete single URL search auto complete entry in Chrome?

I use Chrome by typing directly into the URL text box to search for things. I program in C# and one day I made the awful mistake of pressing / instead of shift and the search became “C/#.” From that ...
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Auto find file parameter in bash

I've been trying to construct a method for bash to auto complete a file argument. so when you type vi not[tab][tab] it auto completes to notes.md if it is within the history or path or gives a list of ...
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path completion in major IDEs

In vim I can use the ctrl-x ctrl-f shortcut for autocompleting file paths, a nice feature that I have missed all the time in all major IDEs, I am wondering how I can do it in the following: eclipse ...
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Notepad++ autocomplete HTML comment tag

I've recently enabled N++ autocomplete feature to close HTML/XML tags for me. My problem is with the HTML comment tags: it tries to auto-close them! I type: <!-- comment --> And it ...
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How to edit Firefox URL autocomplete weights

I'm used to using the URL autocompletion in Firefox to access my favorite websites. It's quicker and more convenient than mucking around with the mouse to access bookmark lists -- just Ctrl-L, a few ...
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How to remove all autocomplete urls with a certain url in Chrome

I am converting my localhost:8888 to localhost and I want to remove all the autocomplete urls that have localhost:8888 in them. I already did this for history but how do I do this for autocomplete? I ...
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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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Dictionary-based text auto-completion in Windows (i.e. Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client)?

Most programmer's text editors and IDEs have it, automatic completion of the first few characters (letters) of a keyword or function name. Also, most address bars or search fields feature this (like ...
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Adding path delimiter on autocomplete in Windows cmd

In the Terminal on OSX, when you press Tab to autocomplete a directory name, a / delimiter gets added for you, so you can immediately type your next entry. Is there a way to have the same behavior ...
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Dynamic Zsh auto-completions

I'm trying to write completion functions for some custom functions I wrote, but seem to be really struggling with even the most basic ones. An example function is: function eb_instances() { if ...
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outlook 2010 autocomplete disabled

Autocomplete for e-mail addresses is not working in my Outlook 2010. The Microsoft help for turning on autocomplete does not include the scenario where it's disabled. I've tried toggling the other ...
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zsh: autocomplete relative paths

I'm extensively using binstubs in my projects. So each project has a bin/ folder with commands. I've added ./bin to my $PATH, so I can call them easily (I always call the commands from the root of the ...
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zsh: Autocomplete filenames if no other completion available

Many commands expect a filename as one of their arguments. When hitting tab in bash it autocompletes the filenames of the current directory by default. This is not the case in zsh (oh-my-zsh). How can ...
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autocomplete text in all OSX's apps

I find my self typing often certain words. And I remember there was a cool function in Autohotkey (for PC) that let you type only a few letters of a word and an autocomplete function, completed the ...
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Sublime Text 3: How to enable autocomplete with Tab and Enter / Return

When I first select a choice with the Tab key from the list of choices, the autocomplete choice is not committed, when I come back and try again, it works. Why does it work the second time and fail ...
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Zsh autocompleting cd with other people's home directories

Found this weird behavior with zsh autocompletion for cd. For some reason, if I write the prefix of a username after cd and press tab it will autocomplete to username/ and try to cd to that user's ...
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How to cycle in Finder autocomplete suggestions?

For example I want to go to ~/Library/Application Support. By pressing command+shift+g in Finder and type ~/Library/App, Finder will autocomplete it with ~/Library/Application Scripts. I need to ...
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Unintended autocomplete or alias in Terminal

There is a "strange" autocomplete function in my macbook. If I try to type "ps -aux" in terminal (iTerm or TotalTerminal) with the hit of "s" in ps, automatically this happens: "ps -p $$ # Tells the ...
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Fish - A way to configure it such that it does not scroll through tab completions with tab

If you have a directory structure like the below ./test/locationOne ./test/locationTwo ./test/locationThree If, with bash, or fish, you type in cd test/ then hit tab, it will autocomplete until ...
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Bash-like autocomplete in Windows 7 “Run…”

I am an usual Linux user and I got addicted to the ability of running commands from the terminal or the Run textbox (The one which has got AltF2 as default shortcut). In Windows 7, I'd like to work ...
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bash autocompletion is slow, freezing my desktop

sometimes when working with a custom kernel, pressing tab in the bash autocompletes at a horrible pace. It freezes the whole desktop. Then comes back after awhile. This is the only quirk that I've ...
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Google Chrome Omnibox differences between 2 installs on Chrome 27 Dev

I have Google Chrome 27 dev (specifically, 27.0.1438.7) installed on my Macbook Pro at home and my iMac at work. Both Macs are on 10.8.3. At work my omnibox auto-completes the way I have always seen ...
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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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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 can I keep contact auto-completion from being deleted in Outlook 2010?

In Outlook 2010, for some reason unknown to me, the auto-complete list for contacts gets cleared every time I restart Outlook. I am referring to the auto-completion of recently used contacts when I ...
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How does Open office Autocomplete pick suggestions?

I'm interested it because whenever I go to type in "Egypt" it suggests "Egyptian-brokered". I'm wondering if from that we can deduce any thing about the number of users typing in that phrase, as a ...
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bash autocomplete fails with wildcard

Using bash on this this system: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u4 (2016-02-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux The sequence: cd /tmp touch test1.txt && touch test2.txt && ...
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XCode 7 autocomplete suggestions don't work properly and are very confusing

I have some static int const variables in a file a.h . I am including them in another file b.h like so: #include "a.h" The a.h looks something like this: static int const PIZZA = 0; static ...
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Remove quick events apple calendar

I have a picky customer that uses Apple calendar in El Capitan to add events. When he clicks quick event and begins typing, it automatically suggests events based on the calendar's history. Is there ...
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Multiple cursors do not auto complete in Atom Text Editor

I have been using Atom for a while now and found something interesting. When using multiple cursors auto completion does not work. I have tried parentheses, brackets, curly brackets, and quotation ...
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Command history in RStudio and .inputrc

I use these two lines in my .inputrc file so that instead of just browsing through the command history, the arrow keys make the shell to do a search/autocomplete (as discussed e.g. here on Ask ...
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“Navicat for PostgreSQL” gives error “80070003: PrectServer2 not connected” when attempting to autocomplete with materialized views

For some reason I get the error "gives error "80070003: PrectServer2 not connected" when Navicat tries to autocomplete. Take the following example select co.| from visualize.co_mention co When the ...
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Can we specify number of search completion results in each group?

Using vimperator with following command set. set complete=Sl When I open a new page/tab, I will get 10 search engine suggestions and 10 history/bookmark link related to the keywords I typed. ...
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Edit address bar autocomplete behaviour in Google Chrome

I'm finding the autocomplete behaviour a bit annoying for websites that have similar urls. My normal way of going to a website which I use often is to type in the first character and press enter. So ...
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Excel autocomplete/ suggestion list. Not a drop down

I am using Excel to record various data and some rows have more cells than others. How can I make a list of words for Excel to use to autocomplete when I am entering data manually. I don't need a ...
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How to list available executables in tcsh?

I want to be able to list all executables starting with "prefix" available in path (whether they are scripts, shell functions or aliases), and store the list in a variable. In bash, I would be able to ...
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Autocomplete+ php provider remove built-in results

I'm currently giving Atom another try, but I can't get it's autocompletion engine to work correctly. I'll take PHP code as an example. I would like to get two things with autocompletion: local ...
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Firefox loses ability to autocomplete in the address bar after a certain amount of usage

This issue has been present for a long time for me across many versions of Firefox. I'm not able to reproduce it on demand so it's hard to file a bug report. It usually occurs after about a day's ...
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Coda 2 PHP plugin for cross-file auto completion

I’m currently using Coda PHP & Web toolkit version 4.2(beta) for PHP autocomplete. But it only seems to autocomplete if the function/var/definition etc is defined in the same file. Is there a ...
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Autocomplete disambiguous commands/files in Windows Command Prompt/PowerShell

One of my high school networking courses has me using a program to simulate servers and networks, which allows me to use virtual shells on end devices (eg. PCs and, if remotely connected, ...
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netbeans IDE wont prompt php code

When I have for example function in php. class smth{ function lol(){ $temp=3; $te<carrier here> } } netbeans when i prompt for hints wont give me anything about $temp. Any idea why it cant ...
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Google Chrome no longer provides autofill

I am using Google Chrome v 45.0.2454.101 m I used to receive autofill suggestions for one-off fields such as search boxes and data-entry forms. My settings: As of one of the recent 6 updates ...
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How to set number of characters for urlbar autocompletion in Firefox

Firefox seems to autocomplete only after two characters typed, but I'd like it to be one. How can this be achieved?
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Google Play very strange auto-suggest on search box

I try to find a good name for a game I want to publish and I start searching for the competition. When I start typing Google Play shows me up to 5 suggestions. The very weird thing is that I get some ...
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specific account-addressbook association in Thunderbird

In Tools -> Options -> Composition, it looks as though there's no way to link a particular Local Address Book to a particular account for autocompletion purposes when sending mail from that account. ...
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tab-based autocomplete in Firefox for Google

In the past, when I was at google.com, I could do a search, and autocomplete suggestions would appear. So if, for example, I type "fer," "fern, fern care," etc. will appear. I could hit the tab ...