Feature found in various programs and online services that help finish what is being typed by comparing the current text with text that was entered previously. For example, in Microsoft Internet Explorer when typing in an Internet address that has already been visited, AutoComplete displays potential matches below the address bar. Pressing the down arrow key allows you to select any of the AutoComplete options. Users may also press Shift + Enter to complete the currently selected address as shown in the image below.

Internet Explorer AutoComplete

Tip: AutoComplete can be enabled and disabled on your Internet browser in the Settings menu.

Note: AutoComplete should not be confused with Autofill, which is also an Internet browser feature that fills out common form files such as your name address automatically.

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Also see: Address bar, AutoCorrect, Autofill, AutoFormat, AutoText