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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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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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 addresses from Thunderbird's autocomplete drop-down?

When Thunderbird suggests email addresses for me as I type, there are many addresses there that I know are obsolete. How can I permanently remove them so they are never suggested to me again?
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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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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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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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Notepad++ auto complete HTML end tags after </ (like Dreamweaver does)

In Dreamweaver typing </ will automatically close the last open tag, so you don't have to type it all out, and it helps if you aren't sure if you closed one or not. Is there a plugin that dose this ...
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Bash autocomplete on symlink to directory complete to whole directory, including slash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tab-completion with directories/links when I've a symlink foo linking to a directory bar/ and I start typing f and hit tab, it completes to foo but I'd like to complete ...
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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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Is it possible to use different zsh menu selection behaviour for different commands?

I'm using the menu select behaviour in zsh, which invokes a menu below the cursor where you can see the various possibilities. The .zshrc option i have set for this is zstyle ':completion:*' menu ...
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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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Make Google Chrome's address bar prefer page titles to domain names when offering completions?

I've recently switched from Firefox to Chrome, and the thing I miss most from Firefox is the "Awesome Bar" that suggests completions for what I type primarily based on page titles, and then ...
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How do I complete file paths in emacs?

Say for instance I'm editing a config file and I want to type in a path. Is there a plugin for emacs that lets you complete a file path in that buffer? I've searched for this and there's like a ...
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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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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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What is Alt+Shift+{?

Tested this on CentOS and Ubuntu, if you're in a directory with a ton of files $ ls day1.tar.gz day2.tar.gz day3.tar.gz day4.tar.gz day5.tar.gz day6.tar.gz day7.tar.gz day8.tar.gz day9.tar.gz ...
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Autocomplete in windows cmd prompt?

I know that we can autocomplete paths in cmd prompt. I just wanted to know if we can autocomplete commands in cmd prompt like we do in bash. Can we make it search through a list of builtin commands ...
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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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bash completion processing gone bad, how to debug?

It all started with a simple alias gv='gvim --remote-quiet' and now gv Space Tab gives nothing where it normally should give filenames. Oddly, alias gvi='gvim --remote-quiet' works as expected. ...
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How can I add autocomplete in notepad++ for javascript in an .html file?

Notepad++ does auto-complete for html and also for JavaScript. but the auto-completion depends on file extension.html file supports completion for html only. Is there a way to enable auto-completion ...
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Is it possible to configure the way bash completes directory names?

I'd like to instruct bash to use a special method to perform completion on certain directory names. For example, bash would call a program of mine to perform completion if a path starts with "$$", and ...
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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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It is possible to make autocompletion in Powershell work like in bash?

I love Powershell, but coming from a Linux background there is a few things that is really bugging me. Like for example how the default auto completion works. For example: Get-PS expands to ...
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Bash Auto-complete Adds Trailing Slash After Filename

I recently upgraded my system from Etch to Lenny. Now when I use auto-complete, file names (not directories) appear with a trailing slash on the command line. It seems to be related to multiple ...
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how to make vim's auto-complete behave like bash's default auto-complete?

When you type :e some/path/file<Tab> if there are several matches, vim just picks the first one and you have to cycle through the rest of them with the Tab key. (pretty much like the behavior of ...
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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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Can I add a set of words to the Vim autocomplete vocabulary?

In Vim, I'm aware of using CTRL-n and CTRL-p to autocomplete words found in the document. This is great for promoting the use of descriptive method and variable names. I would like to add a set of ...
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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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Bind shift-tab to complete-backward in fish

I found myself using the auto-complete functionality of the fish-shell, where pressing tab twice or more cycles through the suggestions. But then I accidentaly pressed tab once to many, and I wanted ...
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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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Vim completion - always suppress the newline after I select a suggestion with the Enter key

Sometimes, after I select a suggestion (from the completion pop-up that appears when pressing Ctrl-N) using the Enter key, Vim will insert a newline and the cursor will be moved to the following line. ...
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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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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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Outlook: how to fill the auto complete cache?

We use Outlook 2010 and 2013 connected to Microsoft Office365 (corporate accounts). We imported a big address book. Every account has access to it, no problem there. I search a way to use ...
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Excel, drop down lists

When I created custom drop down lists in excel, my excel sheets don't trim down to a smaller list when I start typing in the drop down list cell. For example if my drop down list is for USA States ...
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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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Password memorization and autocomplete heuristics in Chrome

What are Chrome's heuristics to decide to save login form data and autocomplete them on the next visit? If Chrome isn't saving the credentials on a particular form, what could the reasons be? I know ...
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Can user-defined autocomplete keyword description in notepad++ span multiple lines?

I am creating an API auto-complete XML file for my user-defined language. Can the description text assigned to the keyword be displayed as multiple lines inside the auto-complete pop-up window? i.e. ...
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How can I use Tab-Completion in PuTTY connecting to a Ubuntu Server?

I use PuTTY to connect to an Ubuntu Server (VPS). I would like to use Tab-Completion when I'm working with the command line on Ubuntu Server... How can I configure it?
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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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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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Are there any autocompletion plugins for vim?

Is there an autocompletion plugin for vim? What are my options here? At the moment I'm using AutoComplPop, but it has bad integration with snipMate that I use and dead slow on Ruby files (even < ...
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Bash autocomplete like zsh

I'm using bash, but I'd like to have zsh style autocomplete (you hit tab and it tabs through the possibilities), rather than what bash seems to do, which is display a list of possibilities but not ...
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Textmate single quotes autoclosure

I’m using TextMate 1.5.10 on OS X Lion, and for some weird reason I don‘t get autocomplete for single quotes ('). Double quotes (") work fine. Since I personally prefer to use single quotes whenever ...
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What's the easiest way to add custom filename autocomplete behavior for a command?

I want to add some rudimentary filename completion for programs like ghc, ghci (Haskell compilers), lyx (typesetting program), namely that hitting [tab] after one of the above should offer ...
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cmd.exe tab completion character set to something odd

Background: I have an install of Windows XP SP3 OEM that I use often. Recently its cmd.exe somehow forgot that pressing TAB means I want to use the completion feature. I found out how to fix this ...
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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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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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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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ZSH autolearn completition plugin

Is there something like "autolearn" command/plugin for zsh? By this I mean when I type command option option1 ... and zsh don't know about options for this particular command I want zsh to remember ...