Script Editor Autocomplete Optional?

Mark Waddingham mark at
Thu Sep 14 12:11:32 EDT 2017

On 2017-09-14 17:57, Jerry Jensen via use-livecode wrote:
> Its a bit ironic that the Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor company is now
> helping us avoid typing.

Hehe - of course, another point of view is that it means you can save 
your typing effort on using more verbose object, handler and variable 
names ;)

> For me, I say run with it. When its all tuned up and shiny I expect to 
> love it!

I must confess I tend to turn AutoComplete off in most environments as I 
tend to find it gets in the way (usually you have to move your fingers 
away from 'home' position to use it or cancel it - which slows down 
typing considerably)...

However, I really like Mike's idea of having a middle 'not-quite-off' 
option - where you can use a shortcut key to autocomplete at any point. 
This would save a roundtrip to the dictionary to remind myself of 
specific syntax - the completion list would be enough of a 'reminder'.

Warmest Regards,


P.S. Mike filed the shortcut suggestion as

Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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