Tab used to run an ls locally and in ssh sessions to offer suggestions, but this no longer works. It worked on my old Intel Mac, but now no longer works on my M1 MacBook.

I've tried adding some plugins to get it to work but none of them are working correctly. Plugin added was zsh-autosuggestions.

Typing something like cd and then hitting Tab would show a list of the directories under the current one for selection. Tab would also auto-complete based on history.

How can I get this to work again?


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Remove the custom configuration that was added. On macOS, zsh supports tab completion by default.

You can test this easily by making a new user account in the User and Groups preference pane and then su - shortname and testing a clean setup.

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