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

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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 ...
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Can I change the key used for Auto Completion (AutoHotKey)?

As of now, for my autohotkey/"text" setting in mac, I have to use the tab key in order to get my completions to work. Sadly, this does not work on Google Chrome etc, since it switches to the next ...
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Messages.app how can I turn on autofill emojis for jabber

When I type, for example ":)", the iMessage changes it to the emoji smiley; which is awesome. However, this behavior doesn't exist in jabber based conversations, like Facebook or GTalk. How can I turn ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Mac OS X

What applications autocomplete input in any text field on Mac OS X? There're various text expanders, including the built-in one, but they require entering text manually (codes to expand snippets), ...
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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. For example I can type git checkout [TAB] and get a list of branches. Or I can type git checkout feb* [TAB] to get all branches that ...
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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 ...
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How do I prevent my iPhone from wrongly auto-correcting a specific word?

When I'm writing text in Danish, the iPhone always auto-corrects foto into FOTO which is immensely annoying. How can I prevent that specific suggestion from ever showing up again? This is iOS version ...
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Force autocomplete form save on iPad

While on some websites, iPad Safari automatically asks to save form data like Us/Pwd, on other pages, it never asks for the same. How can we force it to ask for form data save on any website?
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Autocomplete is broken in Google Chrome

I use Google Chrome as browser. I like the feature that it autocompletes the web-address when I start to type. e.g. when typing "app" it's autocompleted to "apple.stackexchange.com" and I just need to ...
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In Mail.app, how can I set a recipient's default email address?

When typing a recipient's name in the "To:" field, Mail.app will bring up an autocomplete menu showing all email addresses for that recipient (e.g., Home and Work). If I don't pay attention and just ...
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Delete some remembered text from Browser TextBox

in Windows you can put the curser on text box (focus on it) and push down arrow key ( down ) and the list of all text that textbox was remembered was shown, then you can move on them by up and sown ...