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10.3: Combine TextExtras and 10.3's completion features
Authored by: aranor on Nov 07, '03 05:26:16AM

Download the source to TextExtras. You can find it on Google. Open it up in XCode. Open the NSTextView_TETextExtras.m file. Go to line 328. Add the code listed there. Compile it. Install it. Install the DefaultKeyBindings.plist file as well. Open that up in BBEdit (or any other text editor) and change the line as listed. Now open up a Cocoa app and test it.



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10.3: Combine TextExtras and 10.3's completion features
Authored by: Spartacus on Nov 07, '03 05:41:59AM

Sure, but do we have a chance of knowing what it does without installing it? What's "Panther's own implementation of a completion mechanism (that searches both the document and a dictionary)?"



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10.3: Combine TextExtras and 10.3's completion features
Authored by: da5idonimac on Nov 07, '03 06:14:59AM

an example: open up a cocoa-application (such as text edit) and type the first few letters of a word, then hit F5. a list of words in the dictionary (and the document) will appear ina drop-down-menu, allowing you to select the word you wanted to type...



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10.3: Combine TextExtras and 10.3's completion features
Authored by: sapporo on Nov 07, '03 06:34:51AM
What's "Panther's own implementation of a completion mechanism (that searches both the document and a dictionary)?"
Open a document in TextEdit (not to be confused with TextExtras :-), type Pant<option-escape> and you'll get a drop down menu of available completions, including the words in your document starting with "Panth" plus all the words in the dictionary starting with "Panth".
Sure, but do we have a chance of knowing what it does without installing it?
The feature set of TextExtras is well beyond the scope of this hint, but it lets you define shortcuts to be expanded upon typing the completion key (option-escape by default). An Example for expansion would be typing adr<option-escape> to get 1 Infinity Loop (where completion would give you a list of words starting with adr). I just provided instructions to make the two completion mechanisms compatible.

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