Difference Between Auto Complete and Text Expander

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mdtanos
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Post by mdtanos » Mar 28th, ’21, 01:36

Hi all,
I would like to know what's the difference between the auto complete and the text expander feature. In which cases its best to use one and not the other and vice versa?

thank you very much!
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Marko
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Post by Marko » Mar 28th, ’21, 08:04

Text Expander expands text abbreviations into longer phrases.
Auto Complete suggests words or phrases while you type.

FastKeys offers many advanced features and settings which can make the differences narrow. But in general, it is recommended to use Text Expander to speed up typing by expanding frequently used phrases and Auto Complete as a word suggestion utility by using wordlists like Common words, Drug names etc.
mdtanos
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Post by mdtanos » Mar 29th, ’21, 20:04

hmm got it. thank you very much!
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