Suddenly gmail started trying to complete every word / text typed in gmail / googlemail
See this screenshot:
How can I turn this off?
I don't think this is your scenario, but in case anyone else hits the same problem as I had and winds up here, Google recently added a new "Smart Compose" feature which tries to finish every word for you:
It was intensely distracting for me, so I turned it off using
Gear > Settings > General > Smart Compose > Writing Suggestions Off
This text auto-completion, named "Input Tools" by Google can be easily turned off by using the button next to the gear icon in the upper right corner of Gmail.
Just take a look here : https://support.google.com/mail/answer/139576?hl=en
It looks like this is an update to the Google Labs Feature: "Canned Responses by Chad P"
I didn't know that Labs have auto-update enabled and did not expect such a functionality from this add-in.
After disabling all Labs with https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?labs=0 and confirming that the completion was gone, I enabled them one by one to find the culprit.
I was getting the following when I typed E = IS, W = In, L = The, and K = To. I tried a few suggestions but none worked until I when to Labs and switched off "Canned Responses by Chad P" Now everything types normally. I didn't even know that I had this Lab feature turned on before. Thanks for the information Civic.