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10.3: Auto complete text snippets via the contextual menu System
Auto complete text works fine with Option-Escape (see this hint), presenting a very long list of words with a scrollbar, ready to get selected. But auto complete text also works with the contextual menus; just click the right mouse button (or Control-click for single button mice) on the word to complete it. The whole word gets selected and a contextual menu opens with only a few words at the top of the menu (along with other usual stuff). Very fast access on a smaller (smarter? more likely?) list of suggestions.

[robg adds: This trick only works if the word fragment is not a recognized word. If you type test in TextEdit and control-click on it, you won't see anything different. But if you type tes and control-click, you'll get a short list of possible words. The Option-escape method does work with entire words; option-escaping on test gives you a long list of possible longer words...]
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Auto complete text snippets via the contextual menu
Authored by: someToast on Dec 01, '03 01:27:26PM

The words at the top of the contextual menu aren't a function of autocomplete, but rather, of OS X's spell checker (which is why if the partial word you right-click on is a valid word itself, you won't see anything listed in the menu).



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Auto complete text snippets via the contextual menu
Authored by: semiotek on Dec 01, '03 01:28:14PM

Can't get this, nor the earlier hint to work at all…

Nick



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Auto complete text snippets via the contextual menu
Authored by: robg on Dec 01, '03 02:33:20PM

Are you running 10.3? It's a Panther hint (I left out the 10.3: prefix earlier, but it's in there now).

-rob.



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10.3: Auto complete text snippets via the contextual menu
Authored by: aranor on Dec 01, '03 08:23:41PM
I agree with someToast. This isn't a function of autocomplete, it's simply the spell-checker. As a result, this hint is completely wrong and should be removed.

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