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  • verb computing To complete automatically.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ complete

Examples

  • Today, Yahoo t urned on a local component to its keyword autocomplete feature.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Similarly, getting used to the one-word autocomplete using tab takes a minute-but just like many programs that keep your hands on the keyboard (such as Quicksilver or Launchy), after just a bit of initiation, you'll find that sifting through files becomes extremely fast and easy.

    Lifehacker

  • Similarly, getting used to the one-word autocomplete using tab takes a minute-but just like many programs that keep your hands on the keyboard (such as Quicksilver or Launchy), after just a bit of initiation, you'll find that sifting through files becomes extremely fast and easy.

    Lifehacker

  • Similarly, getting used to the one-word autocomplete using tab takes a minute-but just like many programs that keep your hands on the keyboard (such as Quicksilver or Launchy), after just a bit of initiation, you'll find that sifting through files becomes extremely fast and easy.

    Lifehacker

  • Similarly, getting used to the one-word autocomplete using tab takes a minute-but just like many programs that keep your hands on the keyboard (such as Quicksilver or Launchy), after just a bit of initiation, you'll find that sifting through files becomes extremely fast and easy.

    Lifehacker

  • Similarly, getting used to the one-word autocomplete using tab takes a minute-but just like many programs that keep your hands on the keyboard (such as Quicksilver or Launchy), after just a bit of initiation, you'll find that sifting through files becomes extremely fast and easy.

    Lifehacker

  • Similarly, getting used to the one-word autocomplete using tab takes a minute-but just like many programs that keep your hands on the keyboard (such as Quicksilver or Launchy), after just a bit of initiation, you'll find that sifting through files becomes extremely fast and easy.

    Lifehacker

  • Fixed issues with @username autocomplete placement

    Planet Geek

  • Arabic on-screen keyboard, regional settings, word autocomplete function, etc.

    Windows Marketplace: results for the '' category

  • Arabic on-screen keyboard, regional settings, word autocomplete function, etc.

    Windows Marketplace: results for the '' category

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  • A feature of desktop and, through the use of ajax, web applications, where possible results are suggested as you type.

    Which Wordie now has, in the upper-right-hand search box.

    October 15, 2007

  • Saw it! Love it! Thanks!

    October 15, 2007

  • Oddocomplete has now been gone for five months (see features). Campaign for its reinstatement here, unless you don't want to.

    September 25, 2008

  • Ooh, I remember those dark days. It was handy in some instances, but mostly it thwarted my intentions by annoyingly selecting something off the list rather than what I typed. And I hit "enter" too fast to thwart it back. There wasn't enough thwarting going on, basically... Anyway I'd be happy if it stayed away. My $.02.

    September 25, 2008

  • I've changed my mind since 11 months ago. May it never darken my screen again.

    September 25, 2008

  • I wish we had autocomplete as one of the options under more searches. It was great for finding patterns. Just think, reesetee, you could type in "ferous" and see what might be added to Carry Me Home.

    September 26, 2008

  • Mollusque, that's a grand idea!

    But didn't John say that it was taking up a lot of space and/or slowing stuff down? I don't recall exactly...

    September 26, 2008

  • John's opinion, from features:

    Mollusque, I did turn off autocomplete. It uses up a lot of server juice, and traffic has been climbing lately, so I needed to lighten the load to keep things responsive. Wildcarding would be nice -- someday I hope to revisit search.

    I was not a fan of autocomplete. But maybe having it under "more searches" could be a good idea...

    September 26, 2008

  • Prolagus and c_b, that's why I propose putting it off to the side rather than in the main word search function.

    September 26, 2008

  • Good idea, mollusque! You've reminded me of why I liked it in the first place. Also, your describing exactly what I might do with it, using a specific list name, frightens me. In a good way. :-)

    September 26, 2008