Autocomplete toggle?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Sep 27 01:12:45 CEST 2017


Apologies Monte, I'm sure autocomplete will be handy at some point, but 
is there a command I can issue in the message box to turn it off for a 
while?

Yesterday it went amok and I had to quit LC and restart to get normal 
operation back. In those situations it would be good to be able to turn 
it off. I don't have a recipe but I think it may have been related to 
remote debugging. As near as I can remember:

My Android phone was cabled to the Mac and when asked, I clicked "yes" 
to start a remote debugging session. In this case none of my breakpoints 
triggered (not the fault of remote debugging, my breakpoints were in 
places that didn't run) so I quit the app. LC never indicated I had 
disconnected.

I began to edit a script and the phone went to sleep. There was severe 
lag, the script editor started missing keystrokes and would then add 
them to some other place in the line. Every attempted correction caused 
other characters to be inserted somewhere else. I tried to add a comment 
to a line and autocomplete kept inserting text for me though I didn't 
select any of the suggestions (shouldn't it ignore anything to the right 
of a comment delimiter?)

Eventually the script got so mangled I just quit without saving. I think 
if I had been able to turn off autocomplete from the message box I could 
have corrected and saved my work.

We probably also need a way to turn off remote debugging when we're done 
with it, just in case.

LC 9.0 dp 9
Mac OS X Sierra

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com



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