Autocompletion in OSX

John Gruber is a genius. The OSX-savvy writer and producer of the well-known Daring Fireball pointed out today that autocompletion is available in all OSX Cocoa-based applications. Straight from the horses mouth:

The Cocoa text system has a built-in auto-complete feature that is tied to the system-wide spelling checker dictionary. Start typing a word in an app that uses a Cocoa text editing field, hit the Esc key, and you’ll get a drop-down list of suggested completions.

He mentions that this is an old but not widely known OSX tip. I think he’s right — at least, this Mac user didn’t know about it.

Props to Gruber for this tip.

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