I would like to disable the autocomplete things that come up on the iTerm, as shown in the picture below:

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I would like to get rid of the blue hint that comes up when I start typing a command similar to the one that was previously executed.

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    What a hopeless feature that is. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:58

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You can disable the auto command completion by navigating to the following menu:

View > Auto command completion

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    I passed by this so many times trying to find out how to do this 😞 Dec 10, 2016 at 2:02
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    This would be a useful feature if I could use [Tab] to get through the suggestions, rather than [Tab] causing a bell and having to use [Enter] to go through the selections. And to have it not be configurable? terrible. They did everything else so well, too! Jan 4, 2017 at 23:21
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    Thank you, this was driving me crazy. I was making multiple changes to my iTerm2, and I initially thought it was zsh and oh-my-zsh triggering this. Lesson learned :)
    – danyim
    Jan 30, 2017 at 1:29
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    I think I went through every option in preferences to find this haha. Thank you :) Aug 5, 2017 at 23:24
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    I've been looking for this for ages! Thank you! Aug 8, 2017 at 17:05

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