Predictive Text For Mac

  • The text to speech method on a Macintosh computer allows users to select any amount of text and convert it into speech, which enables your Mac to read out loud to you. This can be a useful procedure for those needing to rest their eyes from the computer screen or for those who want to multitask.
  • In the menu, select Settings. On the left, click You and Google. On smaller screens, you can find it by clicking the button ( hamburger menu or three horizontal lines). On the right, click Sync and Google services. Toggle Autocomplete searches and URLs to off to disable prediction, or on to enable prediction.
  • The feature’s predictive text functionality, allowing you to tap “space” to insert the currently suggested word, has proven to have a bigger learning curve for the average user than Apple.
  • Enable predictive text on your keyboard. Open a text field. Type the first three to four letters of a word. Tap the correct suggested word. Tap the next correct word.

Unfortunately, Apple doesn't allow you to individually remove a single word from the predictive text box. Instead, you have to either live with the suggestion popping up or hope for it to disappear.

What is predictive text?

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Predictive text is when your mobile suggests words you might wish to use in a text field. You’ve probably noticed this function on apps such as WhatsApp, SMS and Messenger, where you get suggestions based on the context of other words in the message or the first letters of a word typed.

Predictive text programs have been around for a long time now and can be very useful for users that have dyslexia, visual impairment or physical disabilities that impair the ability to write with a keyboard. They are also useful in schools because children can select words, they know but not sure how to spell. 5third grade james tes.

Predictive text is also a good tool for those in a hurry that want to save time typing.

Autocomplete/ AutoCorrect

Many apps and computer programs offer to complete a word once you have started writing it. This is also known as autocomplete. A good example of a predictive text program is Apple’s QuickType feature, which was released with iOS 8. It has a built-in machine learning component that allows the software to build custom dictionaries. This way the software can remember things such as whether you use slang when communicating with your friends and adjust the text predictions accordingly.

Are there predictive text programs for PCs?

The answer here is yes – at least for Windows PCs. Many Windows PCs now come with touchscreens, so if you’re using your laptop in tablet mode, Windows will suggest words the second you start typing letters. As for autocorrect, you can turn that on and off by visiting the Settings app > Devices > Typing. Look for the “Autocorrect misspelled words” option.

If you’re typing on a physical keyboard, you can turn both features on in the same Settings window. Just scroll down a bit and look for “Show text suggestions as I type” and “Autocorrect misspelled words I type” under the Hardware keyboard section.

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LibreOffice, for example, is a predictive text program that has a feature which remembers every 8-letter word you type. So, the next time you type the first three letters of that word, it will offer to complete it for you. You can also change the minimum word length for autocomplete. There’s another trick to set up AutoCorrect for long words or phrases you often use in Microsoft Office. For example, you could add #tyf so that it is autocorrected to “Thank you for your letter”.

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