I managed to mistype the name of the program I suggested
, it's actually called rapidreader.
Yes, we need to distinguish between shorthand expansion (which is what tinjaw was describing) and autocompletion, which is completely different.
We have raised this point before.
A text expander is, for example: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=2631.0
This in NOT an autocompleter.
Most people are confused by this. Here is an example on how confusing this might be:http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=5918.0
The thread starts with discussion on autocompleters, and then it moves to text expanders and worse, launchers like direct access. This is NOT what an autocompleter does.
An autocompleter learns from what you type, and makes you type faster, period. This is not a spell checker. In fact, if you continuously misspell a word, it will learn that misspelling and SUGGEST it
It's not a collection of shorhands. you type as you would normally. If you ignore the suggestions, then it'll just work as usual.
I find it really useful, and have trouble accepting that people do not get any advantage of it. If you tried it for a short time, you owe it to yourself to try it some more, until it's a habit.