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Questions tagged [auto-complete]

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

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How to remove emoji autocomplete suggestions?

I would prefer to not have emoji's suggested. Is it possible to remove emoji's from the autocomplete suggestions on macOS? If so how?
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Bash autocomplete in Terminal stops working after a while

Bash allows auto-completion using the tab key: If you type cd ~/D on Terminal, followed by the Tab key, you ear a beep, but if you follow by a second Tab key, the Terminal display the suggestions ...
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Xcode 10 Broke Autocomplete When Inserting Include Names for C++, Any Workarounds?

I no longer get any autocompletion results when I begin to type a standard header file name in the include statements: #include <> Normally, typing in a name such as vector or string would ...
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Emoji search in non-iMessage apps

I have English and emoji keyboards enabled. In iMessage, I can just type "serbia" and I get the emoji for the Serbian flag. However, in Signal, when I type Serbia, I just get Serbia and Serbian as ...
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How to track down a mystery autocompletion

Every time I type nvm install it magically autocompletes to nvm install 9.2.1 --reinstall-packages-from=9.2.0 --latest-npm with a return at the end, which errors as I'm using node 10.12.0 these ...
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Safari keeps suggesting me top domain

I have a website in the following format: https://abc.def.com/subdomain1/subdomain2 But Safari keeps suggesting https://abc.def.com as a top hit, while the correct url is second. Now every time I ...
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Is iphone's mail App using predicitve autocomplete based on recent interactions?

Apple’s mail app for iPhone seems to use predictive algorithms in the “send to” field. When I type “t” it autocompletes my own email addresses instantly in a list directly below the “Send to” from ...
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Clang fetches unwanted headers while using auto-completion from various IDE's

This problem can be seen when we deal with auto-completion feature of given IDE. I noticed this behaviour in text editors like: Xcode, Vim, VScode, Atom. Auto-completion plugins utilizes clang to ...
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Overcoming autocomplete=Off in Safari 11

Does there anybody knows a script, that will make Safari ignore the autocomplete=off statement that prevents Safari from using Autofill on a web page input field? Like the old extension "Autocomplete ...
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How to get a terminal general auto-complete function?

I'm new in macOS and I'm using macOS Sierra, In my Ubuntu and other Linux-based system, terminal has an auto-complete that helps to complete commands and their options. For example for wget and ...
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How do I stop email addresses from spam autocompleting in Apple Mail?

Every single time I open an email to address to my mom, I see this, and absolutely nothing I've tried will get rid of it: This is absolutely ridiculous. I don't want to see porn spam in my auto ...
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Why is Pages autocompleting / autocorrecting entries in my table? Why is this unwanted feature stealing my tab key?

I am using Pages 6.2 on macOS 10.12.5. Within Pages settings, Auto-Correction > Correct Spelling Automatically is disabled. I unchecked the Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check Spelling While Typing ...
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How to disable autocomplete on macOS but not iOS?

How do I disable autocomplete on macOS Sierra for MacBook, please, without disabling it on iOS 10 for iPhone? Seems to occur only in native/Apple apps. Appears below my typing as blue text in a ...
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Can I stop predictive typing from suggesting emojis?

I hardly ever use emojis in my messages. Recently, I used one in a text and now predictive typing always recommends emojis for my words. Is there any way that I can keep predictive typing on, but not ...
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How can I remove specific top hits in Safari's address bar?

(Similar to this How can I remove an autocomplete suggestion from Safari's address bar?, but those answers do not help) A site I visit frequently is located at: http://example.com/sub ...
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Use variables in OS X Text Replace

Prompted by this question - How to copy time stamp to iOS clipboard? Is there any way to use variables in OS X's standard Text Replacement? [System Prefs > Keyboard > Text] For instance, getting ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from autocorrecting my username?

Every time I try to login with my usual username (i.e. gsamaras), I get a pop-up, like a suggestion from my Mac, for the word samaras, so unless I click on the x button, "gsamaras" will be replaced by ...
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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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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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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 → Text,...
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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/bash_completion ...
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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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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 ...