The phenomenon where your mac or iOS device completes a word for you which you are attempting to type.

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Disable mid-word correction after a dead key in Pages

When I type in Pages, and I press a keyboard shortcut involving a dead key (e.g. altu (¨), a to produce ä, spell check seems to think I have reached the end of the word, and autocorrects to the wrong ...
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iOS auto-correct common words to that of brand names

I am using iOS 9.3 and my auto-correct is working really weirdly. It will change valid words to those of existing brands. For instance, typing in "guess" will change it to "Guess", even if it is in ...
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Is there a feature or trick to automatically substitute or expand abbreviations to full phrases?

In Windows I used to have a program (or actually a background service) in which I could define shortcuts or abbreviations, which would automatically expand to full sentences or phrases wherever I type ...
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Making Terminal bash auto-complete stop at ambiguous character and display all possible options

The behavior I see happening is that when I type something partially and hit TAB, if there are multiple files/commands that match what I had typed in, only the first one is displayed. Further TAB hits ...
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Auto complete on iMac- edit list of replacements

I once mis-typed my email address into the message part of an e-mail. Now, whenever I type my correct email into the message part, it automatically corrects to the wrong version. Is there anyway to ...
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How to change shortcut key of predictive text (autocomplete)

I've found fn+Escape or F5 shows a list of auto complete of inputting word. How can I change the keyboard shortcut assignment? I use this function a lot. So, F5 or Fn+Escape seems not a good choice...
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Browser partial autocomplete

I come from the Android world and I have a new iPhone. I am trying to find how to replicate a feature that I am used to, about the browser search autocomplete. Say I want to search Google for the ...
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Is there a way to enable text substitution in non-Cocoa apps in OS X 10.11?

If not, is there any way to enable it in Firefox 42.0 (add-on, about:config etc)? Thanks laddies/lassies!
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How do I prevent autocorrection to change part of my email address

I recently have found that when I put my email address in a safari form or other Application, it changes my name from one word to two. e.g. fredsmith@.... auto inserts to fred smith@... Is there ...
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how do I fix incorrect autocorrect in Safari? [duplicate]

Whenever I type my email into Safari, (Safari only) whether it's in a text field or filling out a form it misspells it and it's incredibly annoying. The weird thing is that it isn't even my whole ...
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git auto-complete branches with checkout alias

There's this neat script to autocomplete git branches. It works fine with git checkout <tab>. But, I want to take it further. I have a checkout alias: alias co='git co'. How can I make branch ...
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How to edit Safari form values?

I would like to be able to selectively edit specific auto-fill form values in Safari - rather than just delete the entire form data for that site. I know I can do the latter from Prefs > AutoFill > ...
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OS X unknown ghost text expansion automatically!

From yesterday, every time I type two characters "p" and "i" in serial, it will turn into "ssh pi@10.210.100.45", like this: And I have checked my system settings System Preferences → Keyboard → ...
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Recipienst list under iCloud mail

How do I stop iCloud from auto saving recipients as Name 1 & Name 2 & Name 3, etc? These multiple "&" email groups are a pain in the butt because the next time you type a recipient, ALL ...
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General Autocompletion

Does anyone know of a good way to have autocompletion of custom items on a mac? I know this is built into different programs, but what I would like would be independent of the program being used. ...
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How to disable auto password filling (Keychain) while in private browsing mode in Safari?

Keychain offers to auto complete forms including passwords even in private browsing mode. How can I disable this? I'm using Safari 8.0.5 on Yosemite 10.10.3. Edit: The use case here is when other ...
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Turn on Text Replacement, Chrome?

I know I'm supposed to enable text replacement via Edit > Substitutions > Text Replacement but… I cannot find that menu in Chrome at all. Help?
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iOS 8 Safari in Iphone, appending to autocompleted url

In iOS 8 Safari, when it autocompletes a url one begins to type, it would be useful if we could move the cursor to the end of the autocompleted url so we can append more path and file info. Is it ...
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Disable auto suggest typing when using the CTRL key

Sometimes when I press and release the CTRL key while my cursor is in a text field, the letter "I" gets inserted and an autosuggest list gets opened. I really really dislike this because I often ...
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Copying iOS autocorrect custom dictionary among devices

Is it possible to create a file of autocorrect entries for iOS devices and deploy it to all my company iPads (8 of them right now)? There are about 150 autocorrect entries that we'd like to setup on ...
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Can I create a shortcut to type a short sequence of characters?

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut that would input a short defined sequence of characters into whatever text field is currently active? Is it maybe possible to achieve this with ...
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Git autocompletion is not working with homebrew

Here is my setup: brew install git bash-completion Warning: git-2.1.3 already installed Warning: bash-completion-1.3 already installed In .bash_profile: if [ -f $(brew --prefix)/etc/...
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Use TextEdit's AutoCorrect everywhere (especially in Google Chrome)

I really love typing in TextEdit. It seems to correct all my typos and so saves time in editing. Is there anyway I can get this functionality to work in all applications, especially on Google Chrome'...
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bash autocompletion scripts in OS X

Here is what I learned so far: # settings on mac if [[ $(uname) == "Darwin" ]]; then # enable bash completion if [ -f `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion ]; then . `brew --prefix`/...
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Terminal/iTerm Autocomplete “greyed” functionality?

Not too sure how to describe this... but I saw this on a person's computer a cafe today and didn't get a chance to ask him what plugin/application he was using -- I think it best to illustrate with ...
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Autocomplete for MacOS

What applications can add a general autocomplete feature to all text fields in MacOS? There're text expanders, like the built-in one and TextExpander, but they don't suggest things while typing and ...
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Xcode word completion shortcut

Xcode's code autocompletion is quite good, I am missing one thing though: in vim I can press ctrl+n to autocomplete any word, even those in the comment. Here is a screenshot from xcode to show what I ...
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Auto-complete to multiple possible file extensions

(Edit: I suspect this was a better fit for the Unix and Linux stack exchange network -- could someone migrate this over there? Or do I have to make an account over there myself?) I'm converting ...
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How to stop instagram app remembering / auto-filling in username at login screen, when not yet logged in

Steps to reproduce problem: Log out of instagram app Close the app click on it to open it and log back in Log-in screen is displayed, with the user name filled in (not yet logged in (i.e. still ...
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Mavericks Mail.app Text Re-formating Driving Me Bonkers

I send my e-mails in plain text via mail.app. Since the release of Mavericks, there is one auto-correct feature that is driving me bonkers and I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right ...
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How can I remove an autocomplete suggestion from Safari's address bar?

A site that I visit frequently used to be located at: http://www.site.com/sub/dir But now it's just located it: http://www.site.com/sub The problem is, I visited the original location so often ...
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Completion for git commands

I recently switched from using an Ubuntu box for the last 7 years to a Mac. I have read other posts like Switching from Ubuntu to OS X and I'm lost and What is the difference between iTerm2 and ...
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New Numbers has no Auto-Complete?

It would appear that my documents in Numbers (since upgrading to 3.0 with Mavericks) no longer auto-complete cells. I've Googled for "turn on auto-complete in Numbers" and found plenty of questions ...
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Why does iOS insist on using my Facebook email address?

I fill out webforms on my iphone fairly often. I use autocomplete to speed this process along, and it works pretty well for the most part. However, for some reason, it always insists on using an @...
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How to enable Maven autocomplete on Mac OS X command-line?

When using Maven (mvn) on OS X Terminal, how can I get tab-completion for Maven goals, plugin names, etc? Things like this: mvn pa [TAB] -> mvn package mvn je [TAB][TAB] -> mvn jetty:run
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Where did tab completion go?

Recently, in both Terminal and iTerm, my tab autocompletion has stopped working. About 80% of the time I just get the error sound when I hit TAB. About 20% of the time I get the expected behavior. ...
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iPhone 5 auto-complete Messages

I have a small issue, every time I type in "and", auto-complete changes that to "shut the fk up". I've searched all around and even reset in Settings -> General -> Keyboard reset Anyone else have ...
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Can I assign a language for each iMessage contact?

I write iMessages in different languages, depending on who the message goes to. Text input is very difficult if auto-completion/correction is using the wrong dictionary. Is there a way to assign a ...
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How to remove .DS_Store from command-line auto-completion using cd?

I understand that .DS_store files serve a purpose. That said, they are a nuisance when auto-completing with the cd command. When I type cd in Terminal and press tab twice it lists all directories in ...
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Safari Auto Fill problem

At some point I misspelled my name when I typed in my email address to one of the those log in boxes. Now the misspelling always comes up and fills in and I have to delete it and start over. I have ...
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git auto-complete for *branches* at the command line?

On my linux machine I have autocomplete for branches with git. [Note we are talking about git branch completion, not bash completion (e.g. commands, files, etc). Thus NOT lane's answer at all] For ...
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How does the iPad auto-correct work exactly?

When I type in something incorrectly, or if I'm in the middle of typing, the iPad sometimes shows up an auto-correct suggestion. If I click on the suggestion to choose it, it disappears. And then, ...
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How can I get the iPhone to “forget” certain words?

The auto-complete features can be nice, but somewhere along the line my iPhone has learned some questionable language. How can I get the iPhone to "forget" certain words from its auto-complete ...
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Accept auto-correct suggestion with one keystroke

Sometimes, there's an auto-correct suggestion I want to accept, but I don't want to type a period or space followed by a delete. Nor do I want to hit down arrow, return. (That's incredibly lazy of me, ...
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Is there a way to auto-complete the open command in Terminal?

I frequently use the open -a command in Terminal to open applications via ssh. How do I make it auto-complete an application's name?
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How can I invert spelling proposals on iOS?

Is there a way to invert the behavior of the spelling proposal ? By "invert" I mean : Don't change what I have typed if I don't do anything special AND Select the proposal if I tap on it
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Are there any tweaks for Lion's autocorrect?

I've found that Lion's autocorrect handles technical terminology abysmally. Are there any configuration tweaks that adjust its behavior around words that might represent technical terms?
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How do I use the keypad on my iPhone to dismiss autocorrect?

When I type a word that my iPhone doesn't like I get provided a suggest word. I can press space to accept this word and go onto the next word or I can click on the "x" to close it and use the word I ...
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Set my default address for auto-fill?

Since updating to 10.7.2, the email addresses in my address book card seem to have re-prioritized themselves. Now when I use Auto-Fill, the wrong address pops up, and I don't see any way to change it. ...
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Ubuntu-like bash completion in Mac OS X?

I work in the terminal a fair bit, and one thing I really miss from the servers I usually work on is the comprehensive autocompletion bash provides on Ubuntu servers. Are there any readymade tools ...