Typing Aid To Auto Complete Words

18 Feb/10

Auto complete is a semi-automated typing aid that usually is added by software developer’s to their programs. They usually match words in a dictionary against the first few chars that are typed by the user. The user can then activate the auto completion of the word or continue typing to finish the word or reduce the number of words that are suggested by the auto complete feature.

Most auto complete features are on the other hand limited to the application they have been developed for which can mean that a user needs to get used to several of those auto completion tools which usually work slightly different.

That’s where Typing Aid might help computer users who need to use auto complete in multiple applications. The program runs in the background and is compatible with most, if not all, applications and text forms including web browser and text editors.

The program has a few compatibility options that need to be edited if the auto complete does not work out of the box. This was for instance the case in our Windows 7 Professional system. We had to edit the preferences file to change the compatibility mode from 1 to 3 to get it working in all our applications.

The words are taken from the wordlist.txt which can be filled with words by the user. The program supports unicode and works with accents. It has a learning mode that can be used to add words and phrases to the database.

Typing Aid will display possible matches for characters that are entered by the user. It begins by three chars initially which can be changed in the options. The possible matches are displayed in an overlay window that uses a numbering system for the options. The user can then use various hotkeys to select a phrase from the list to auto complete the typed chars.

Many settings of the program can be changed in the preferences file. Typing Aid can be downloaded from the developer’s website. It is a portable software program that works in Windows 7 and earlier Microsoft operating systems.

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