Definitions

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  • v. To complete automatically.

Etymologies

auto- +‎ complete (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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

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

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Fixed issues with @username autocomplete placement

    Planet Geek

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

    Windows Marketplace: results for the '' category

  • 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.

    Listary Sifts Through Files With Powerful Search Hotkeys | Lifehacker Australia

  • Seemingly under pressure from the entertainment industry, Google has begun blocking certain piracy-related search terms from showing up in its "autocomplete" and "instant" search features.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • An information leak may be quite simply a case of attaching the wrong file to an email, or sending it to the wrong person - who hasn't inadvertently used the 'autocomplete' feature in their email client, and sent a document off to the wrong 'Sarah' or the wrong 'Graham'?

    The Register

  • Once enter is hit then it will "autocomplete" the rest and finish what you started so what you end up on your notepad is "South America".

    AutoHotkey Community

  • i think what i've been talking about is actually considered "autocomplete". ozean wrote: You can check your keychain with the application called Keychain Access, which can be found inside your / Applications / Utilities folder.

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  • My favorite google autocomplete has to be "i like" the first result is amazing

    Having Fun with

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  • Yay! Awesome pronunciation uselessness.

    December 4, 2009

  • I seem to remember going through the same changes on Wordie. :-) Thanks, John.

    December 1, 2009

  • cool. maybe someday I'll have time to mess with it.

    November 30, 2009

  • Autocomplete has been rejiggered along the lines mollusque suggested—unless you choose an item off the list, it should behave like a regular search box.

    November 30, 2009

  • I've renamed my enter key. I now call it autotruncate key.

    November 29, 2009

  • That sounds good.

    November 29, 2009

  • It just needs to be rejiggered so that only the letters typed are entered unless one chooses one of the other items on the list of suggestions.

    November 29, 2009

  • I think autocomplete should be turned on/off based on personal user preferences.

    I can see how for some it could be useful, but I hate it. It keeps interfering with my word look-ups and I have to re-search several times to get there.

    November 29, 2009

  • I would vote for doing away with autocomplete entirely. It's really annoying.

    November 29, 2009

  • I thought that was only my machine. I was trying to search pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis and got it wrong 5 times before I gave up...all thanks to the autocomplete (more auto, less complete.)

    hehheh. Powered by blipper indeed!

    November 29, 2009

  • Powered by blipper.

    November 29, 2009

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    November 29, 2009

  • The Wordnik autocomplete is another part of the site that ignores strings in the database that contain whitespace, isn't it? All those fascinating pages, not so much hidden as brushed quietly out of ready view...

    November 28, 2009

  • The thought gives paws to all who ponder...

    September 27, 2008

  • Well, it's too late now. The paws are out of the bag. Go on and--

    Wait. You already did.

    September 26, 2008

  • *ponders whether to add "may have paws" to the Reesetee list*

    September 26, 2008

  • Yes, you are.

    September 26, 2008

  • I don't know. Am I?

    September 26, 2008

  • Reesetee... are you saying you have paws?

    September 26, 2008

  • So we agree then. Let's shake paws.

    September 26, 2008

  • Yes, that's what I said was a grand idea. (I said earlier that I didn't like it on the main page.)

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    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

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

    September 25, 2008

  • Saw it! Love it! Thanks!

    October 15, 2007

  • 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