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Questions tagged [autocomplete]

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 halt an attempted directory listing from pressing tab?

Sometimes I'll accidentally/instinctively double tab in a directory I probably shouldn't have. In the current case, the reason I'm writing this, it is on an old, very full cifs drive. Of course, this ...
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How to do autocomplete with customized sort or nosort in csh

In bash there is option of 'nosort'. Is there any counter part option in CSH or it is mandatory to sort it by alphabeta? I want to have cd command with complete showing tails of recent folders. ...
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Autocomplete no longer works on Google Bookmarks javascript bookmarklet

It just stopped one day a while back. If someone could at least confirm whether or not its a universal issue or just my browser I would appreciate it. I'm referring to the bookmarklet one can add from ...
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Is it possible to make IntelliSense in Visual Studio 2017 autocomplete typing text only by pressing TAB key

Sometimes IntelliSense behavior is very annoying. For example, typing in c# editor "Random[SPACE]" resulted "Random3DDataGenerator" in my code when the is no "using System;" in the code. I had to ...
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Make all commands obey symbolic link directory hierarchy

At least in bash, by default, the option set +P is set, which makes certain commands like cd, pwd, and tab-completion follow the symbolic link hierarchy, rather than the physical hierarchy. But, lots ...
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Does AutoComplete Outlook 2016 cost any money/bandwidth/memory to the company?

Does it cost money or does it consume any resources to have the AutoComplete feature enabled in Microsoft Outlook? The IT disabled (greyed out) the AutoComplete for contact names in Outlook 2016 for ...
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How to turn off autocomplete in Find dialog in Notepad++

I want to search for df sz= in Notepad++. But df auto-completes to define. I've turned off 'enable auto-completion' in Preferences, Auto-Completion. I've changed DSpellCheck Settings to 'check only ...
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Is there a way to programatically access and save a list of completion candidates in Zsh?

In Zsh by default the tab key is bound to expand-or-complete. I would like to programatically access the list of completion candidates that would have been produced by pressed tab, so that I can write ...
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More search suggestions in Chrome address bar, as on google.com

Google Chrome’s omnibox often offers even fewer than its maximum of 6 (or up to 12) auto-completions, when there aren’t enough matching entries in the history or bookmarks. How can you lower the ...
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How can I undo an autofill in Google Chrome?

I used autofill to automatically complete a few fields in a form in Google Chrome. How can I undo the autofill?
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Sublime Text 3 custom select list for general-purpose autocomplete [closed]

Select list for 'multiple-choice' style input For Sublime Text 3, is there a plugin or package that enables the creation of custom-made select drop-down lists? The goal is something that works with ...
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stop bash try to display every possible result and auto-complete when ambiguous result find

This is my .inputrc 9 set show-all-if-unmodified on 10 set menu-complete-display-prefix on 11 #set completion-ignore-case on 12 set disable-completion on 1) How do I stop bash try to display ...
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Not working JavaScript AutoComplete in eclipse Photon

I download "Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers" (Photon), create project as "Dynamic Web Project", then add html file and in tag JavaScript AutoComplete not working. When adding javascript file - the ...
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Why do some of my Outlook autocomplete contacts have angle brackets, and others parentheses?

In Outlook, some of my Outlook contacts have angle/chevron brackets around the email address, while others have round/parentheses instead. What does this distinction signify? Can I change it so they ...
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autocomplete in Thunderbird

an old and unsupported email address of mine keeps appearing in From and I dont always check which one is there so am sending people emails from this email by mistake. This email is NOT in Collected ...
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Bash Auto-completion with Tab button doesn't complete at some condition

We know some commands doesn't work on some files/directories. As an example we cannot use "cd" command on a file and when we try to press tab button to complete our line, the system doesn't show us ...
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How to set a string length requirement in bash before auto-complete triggers [duplicate]

I would like to disable auto-complete on bash for zero characters. Maybe even for 1 character, I'm not sure yet. is there a way to set a minimum required characters before auto-complete triggers? My ...
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Auto complete not inserting function parentheses

I came from Code::Blocks and there was a facility, which when typing for example the name of a function and pressing tab, the auto-complete would also bring the parentheses of the function and ...
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Sublime Text 3 autocomplete issue

I am not sure this is called an autocomplete feature but nonetheless. I used to create a new HTML container with the following: "." + className + "tab" So typing .foo + "tab" would create <...
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Notepad++ Autocomplete define your own special words

I heard that Notepad++ has autocomplete option but I can't find any documentation online to help with creating your own or how to do it. I would like to define words for autocomplete . for example ...
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Why does a value '-' (hyphen) in “tag-order” style prevent matching of the “executables” tag even if that tag is explicitly specified?

With the code below, everything works as expected: When I write c and hit the TAB key, I get the appropriate completions in correct order. When I write ./ and hit the TAB key, I get the ...
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How to customize the look of currently selected(highlighted) completion in zsh?

Main question I would like to add powerline characters at the start and at the end of the selected completion, like this: Started the completion menu by inserting a c and pressing the TAB key. ...
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Why does debian not autocomplete all git commands?

I am running debian $ cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="9" VERSION="9 (stretch)" ID=debian HOME_URL="https://www.debian.org/" ...
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How to auto-complete/auto-close brackets on Mac?

Some text editors for programming support auto-closing brackets. For example, on Jupyter Notebook or Jupyterlab for Python, given a line, say asdf wert xcvb If I double-click to highlight wert, ...
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Meaning when linux filename autocomplete ends with 'invisible' “\ ”?

Have a file that when viewed in the graphical file explorer or lsed in a terminal looks like "LLCP2015.ASC", but whenever the terminal autocompletes (via tab) a command like less LLCP2015.ASC it ...
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Multi-Device Apple and Windows with email autocomplete synced

I would like to know how can we do the following thing: I have one client that have many devices (Apple and Microsoft), all of them with the same business and Apple email account. And if he sends an ...
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Excel: set default formula for each cell in column

I have a column with the following formula in every cell that calculates the difference in kilometers between the two cells to the left of each cell: =IF(AND(INDIRECT(ADDRESS(ROW(),COLUMN()-2))<&...
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How to disable autocomplete in Microsoft Word for Mac search strings

I just upgraded from Word for Mac 2011 to Word 2016/365. I am working on a MacBook Pro (2015, pre-touchbar) running Sierra. I am already mourning the loss of my project-specific customized floating ...
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Sublime Text auto complete custom functions php

I can't bring ST to autocomplete functions that I have defined in other scripts. Once I use it in the script, it recognizes and suggests it. Otherwise it won't, I have to jump back and forth to copy ...
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Outlook automatically adding in the date when I use the full stop and Enter key

Does anyone know how to get Outlook to stop autocompleting my dates when I use the full stop and Enter keys. I have to enter to get to a new line but then it automatically adds in today's date. I ...
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Firefox 57 Not Asking To Save Passwords (certain sites only)

According to this, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3868299/is-autocomplete-off-compatible-with-all-modern-browsers/21348793#21348793, browsers ignore autocomplete="off" for login/password fields. ...
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How to disable autocomplete of login/passwords in Chrome?

I use (among others) the Chrome password manager which fills in my login and password on relevant web pages (and highlights the form fields in yellow). While testing another password manager, I would ...
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Autocomplete prefix command in bash

I have to launch my applications using a number of prefix commands (like xvbf-run). The launch scripts/applications have a functioning autocomplete. So the following works script1 <TAB><TAB&...
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How do I turn off the onscreen keyboard's auto-correction feature in Outlook 2013?

Recently, I have migrated my software from a PC to be discarded to a new one, Office 2013 as well. Since then I experience a behavior I had not on the old machine. In Outlook 2013, all at a sudden I ...
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Bash Autocomplete Subdirectory for Custom Command

I have tried for hours to get this working and feel like I've not come anywhere close. I am trying to shorten our workflow by tab-completing directory names from the Mac OS X Terminal. We have an ...
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firefox: from which sites has the autofill data been recorded

Recently, I discovered a very important error in the autocomplete data in firefox. Once I was required to enter the date I obtained my MSc on some website. I did that and proceeded. A month or two ...
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Change keyboard shortcut for autocomplete on Mac OS

I just found out that Mac OS has a builtin autocomplete functionality that works in many places, triggered by the keyboard shortcut option-esc. However, this shortcut is very bad - I'd like to be able ...
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Disable URL auto-complete in Microsoft Word hyperlink

As part of a common workflow, I might write a sentence like "group makes announcement." I then double-click on the word "announcement" to select that word, CTRL+K to bring up Insert Hyperlink, CTRL+V ...
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Excel autocomplete not working consistently

I am using Excel 2010 to work on a large scale data entry project that involves thousands of different names. All these data are organized into a single column, and there is more often than not a ...
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Firefox: disable “search” in autocomplete url/location bar

How to disable the "search" suggestions in autocomplete url/location bar? For example, in this screenshot I would like to remove the lower part:
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Chrome doesn't autocomplete URL to sites in history

A month ago I was looking at this site: . I remember I was looking for one husqarna product. Now when I type husq in the URL, it doesn't autocomplete anything and just tries to search it. Is there a ...
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Autocompletion for python script on $PATH

I have been using zsh with oh-my-zsh. I have created python script which I would like to call from every catalog in terminal. So I put it on $PATH and it runs from everywhere but my autocompletion do ...
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How to type after auto complete in XLS?

When I type something, the regular Excel autocomplete suggests a match. If I click enter it completes and exits the cell. Just using a right arrow exits as well. Can I accept the auto complete and go ...
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Tab in bash autocompletes from path, how can I extend it to also autocomplete from .bash_history?

I love path autocompletion, but one thing I miss is that if the last time I used a command was with a long set of arguments, and I want to repeat that (without writing a script), I can't type >...
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brew: bash completions broken on macOS

I am using following bash completions installed via brew: bash-completion and bash-completion@2. My .bashrc looks like: if [ -f /usr/local/share/bash-completion/bash_completion ]; then . /usr/local/...
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Google search autocomplete now displays only a few results (Desktop)

Before: In order to get more search autocomplete suggestions (10 instead of 4), one had to disable "Instant search" in the Settings. Now: "Instant search" has been removed by Google a few days ago, ...
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Is there a way to find where autocomplete data on Chrome was initially entered?

Without getting too into it a word has popped up in a search box of a particular website and I am wanting to check if that is the search bar/site it was initially entered or if it's been entered ...
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Chrome: No autocomplete in address bar

I use firefox since ages. I think about switching to chrome. One thing I am missing: In firefox the autocomplete in the address bar is great. Example: If I enter "foo_bar" firefox shows me the ...
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How to make excel auto calculate contents of a single cell

So, here is my problem. I have a cell "a1" containing this exact text "3+5". I want a formula that will make excel auto calculate in cell "a2" the sum of the contents, respectively "8". Can this be ...
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ZSH and Git autocompletion: Same configuration, different behaviors

I've searched Google/Super User for a while and I couldn't find any problemas similar to what's happening to me, so I decided to ask a question. My problem is the following: I have the same zsh/...