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Autocomplete in TextEdit
Authored by: uchuugaka on Dec 07, '10 08:35:02AM

This has been around since NeXT.
This is a default behavior of any vanilla NSTextView.
It uses the default dictionary for auto-completion and basic rules of a trie.
Many apps override or customize TextView behaviors.

You can see the same behavior on every version of Mac OS X. It all depends on what the author of the actual application did. It's one of those things like Services that has often just been forgotten.

TextMate users, nope. TextMate has a HIGHLY customized text system. It does not use much of the Mac OS X text system. (which is why it does not handle non-Latin language layout worth a flip) It's too bad, that great app has stagnated for soooo long.


NSTextViews and NSTextFields also by default contain the ability to perform a lot of basic Emacs-like text transformations. (transpose characters, yank, etc...)



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