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I am looking for a program running on Microsoft Windows that allows the user to auto-complete words in any program.

For example, if the user types soft, the program could suggest software or soften in a dropbown menu, similarly to the auto-completion feature present in most IDEs:

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Ideally:

  • the program should allow the user to view the auto-completion options by using a keyboard shortcut.
  • the options given by the program are listed by likelihood (e.g., using some language model)
  • the program could be disabled in some programs.

Any price or license is fine.


I have crossposted the question at:

  • Frank, since you also posted elsewhere, if you get an answer elsewhere, could you please post it here? I am very interested in this – Mawg says reinstate Monica May 10 '17 at 11:58
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    @Mawg sounds good. I didn't indicate I would post a new answer because of Am I allowed to indicate crosspost links in my questions on Stack Exchange?, and I am against paraphrasing or more generally performing unnecessary reformatting. – Franck Dernoncourt May 10 '17 at 14:44
  • Arsclip (clipboard manager) might be able to do this. Perhaps with macros, I'm not sure. joejoesoft.com/vcms/97 – aparente001 May 13 '17 at 5:19
  • @aparente001 thanks, I wasn't aware of this clipboard manager. It's not obvious to me how when could do auto-complete with it. Does the macro system have access to the word on which the cursor is placed? – Franck Dernoncourt May 13 '17 at 13:40
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The built-in Windows On Screen Keyboard might be an option - it shows up with suggestions, but it may not be very accurate/consistent:

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