Little known Mac OS X feature: Word Completion

May 26, 2007 - 4 Comments

Ohari Torimoto writes in with a tip he found about a somewhat hidden Mac OS X feature, word completion. Ohari says: “Here’s how it works: In most cocoa apps, start typing a word, and hit the Escape-Option keys to enable a pop-up menu with various suggestions to complete the word.” Thanks Ohari!

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Posted by: Bill Ellis in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks, Utilities


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  1. Weaver says:

    I don’t know if I’d call this word completion, it’s more of a dictionary really.

    Eitherway it is a great tip, thanks!

  2. talentpoolz says:

    Apple thinks of everything, what a great idea. this should help me because I suck at spelling

    but what i want to know is why this isn’t promoted or advertised more by Apple for such a useful feature why not include it in marketing pitches? does noboyd care?

  3. Aaron says:

    In TextEdit, you just have to press “Escape”.

  4. waitsfieldjon says:

    Apple Escape on Intel Macs though is the default into front row.

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