AutoComplete

Feature found in various programs and online services that help finish what is being typed by comparing the current text with previously entered text. For example, in Microsoft Internet Explorer when typing an Internet address that has already been visited, AutoComplete displays matches below the address bar, and pressing the down arrow key allow you to select any AutoComplete options or press Shift + Enter to complete the address, as shown in the picture below.

Internet Explorer AutoComplete

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