Define Hotkeys

Select "hotkeys..." from the main menu to open the hotkey definition dialog. 

Notes and Tips

  1. The brackets '<' and '>' below are only for illustrative purposes and should not be typed in. 
  2. Most hotkeys in IntelliComplete are system-global. They may conflict with the hotkeys in other applications. Reconfigure hotkeys to avoid conflict if necessary. 
  3. You can leave a hotkey undefined by pressing <DELETE> in a hotkey control if you rarely use it. 

Complete Entry

Complete the selected entry in the prompt box. 

Configuration Guideline:
Single key only. You can select one of the recommended keys from the list or define a custom key. 

Select Entry

Change Selection

To move the selection up/down by an entry or page in the prompt box.

Configuration Guideline:
Single key only. If you select "Main Arrow Keys and Page Keys", you can use up/down arrow keys and page up/down keys on main keyboard to move the selection by one entry or one page.  If you select "NUMPAD Arrow Keys and Page Keys", use the up/down arrow and page up/down keys on the NUMPAD to change selection. Or you can select "custom" and define other keys to change selection. Usually you need only define the hotkey to move down selection by one entry. The other three are rarely used. A good option is to define '/' or <NUMPAD INSERT> as the key to move down one entry. 

Select by [move-down key] + [entry Index]:
Press a move-down key and then press the entry index to complete an entry by its index. Assume your move-down key is <down arrow>. Press "<down arrow>5" to complete the 5th entry. Press "<down arrow>a" to complete the 11th entry. The entry index is displayed on the left of each entry. Entry index can be 0~9 and a~z. 

Select by Digits

Directly complete the n-th entry without pressing move-down key first

Configuration Guideline:
If you enable the option "Select by digits", you can directly complete the n-th entry without pressing move-down key first. If "Main digits" is chosen, use digit keys on the main keyboard for selection and use NUMPAD digits to enter numbers. It will be the other way around if you chose "NUMPAD" digits. 

Warning of Conflict:
If you often input strings like "a1", "b2", enabling "select by digits" will result in conflict. When you type '1' after 'a', you will complete the first prompted entry instead of getting the digit '1'. You must press 'ESC' key to clear the prompt box first and then enter the actual digits. 

Select by function keys(F1-F12)

Directly complete the 1st-12th entry by pressing the function keys F1-F12. 

Warning of conflict:
When this option is enabled, press "ESC" key to clear the prompt box first if you want to use function keys for their normal use. 

Common Hotkeys

The following keys are referred to as common keys because they use a uniform definition interface. All of them can be key combinations or single keys unless otherwise stated. If you want to define a hotkey as a Win + XXX combination, turn on the option "Windows Key" instead of pressing the Windows key in the hotkey control. Windows key is only available if you are use a keyboard designed for MS Windows. You are advised to use Win + XXX combinations instead of CTRL+ALT+XXX combinations if Windows key is present on your keyboard. 

Clear Keystroke Buffer

Clear the keyboard stream buffer. The characters stored in the keyboard stream buffer may be incorrect if you have relocated the caret with mouse in some special editors. In this case, you can press this hotkey to clear the buffer, i.e., to explicitly specify that you want to start a new word. 

Dock Prompt Box

Toggle the prompt box between floating state and last docked state. You are advised to use floating & caret-following prompt style if you use autocompletion frequently. Otherwise put the prompt box in docked state to reduce distraction.

Embedded Editing Menu

Activate the embedded editing menu.
Learn more about Embedded Editing  

Enable/Disable Prompt

Use this hotkey to enable IntelliComplete if it's disabled and to disable it if it's already enabled. You can also left-click the IntelliComplete icon on the right end of the taskbar to enable/disable IntelliComplete.

Expand Alias

Expand alias into its corresponding full path/URL. This hotkey is particularly convenient in explorer, IE and open/save file dialog when you need to specify a long file path or a long web site address. One convenient option for this hotkey is TAB key

Open Clipboard URL

Open the existing URL in clipboard with the default web browser. The URL can also be a local path.    

Quick-Add Word/Phrase/Shorthand

Open quick-add dialog in which you can easily add new words, phrases and shorthands into a specified library.
Learn more about quick-add function

Quick-Delete Word/Phrase

If you see an erroneous entry prompted, use this hotkey to quick-delete it. You don't usually need to do this because wrong words/phrases will fall off in prompt priority with time if you never use them again and will eventually be filtered out altogether.  
Learn More about quick-delete function

Quick Paste

Press this hotkey to bring up the multiple clipboard manager. You can select any entry from the clipboard list by keyboard or mouse. The selected entry will be automatically pasted into the current window. Itís equivalent to clicking the "Multiple Clipboard Manager" button on the toolbar.

Quick Run

Open quick-run dialog in which you can open aliases, built-in commands and actual URL's.

Toggle Prompt Mode

When both words/phrases and shorthands matching the same prefix are found, IntelliComplete only displays words/phrase or shorthands depending on the default prompt mode. Use this hotkey to switch between two prompt modes. For example, if the default prompt mode is word/phrase, pressing this hotkey will show matching shorthands. This hotkey only changes the prompt mode for the current prefix. When you start typing a new word, it will go back to the default prompt mode. You can change the default prompt mode in the <Prompt> page of the options dialog.