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Google maps always gives suggestions from the wrong country

I live in Australia. When I start typing an address or landmark into my android phone on the google maps app, the top suggestions Google gives until my typing is complete are 99% NZ places, mostly from the parts of New Zealand I visit once a year or so. And then I often accidentally click on one instead of the correct address. It's driving me crazy. Has anyone seen this sort of behaviour before? How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Aug 20, 2016 - 5 answers

Fix for weird autocorrect suggestions on iPad?

Over the last few months I've noticed an annoying quirk with my iPad's autocorrect suggestions in iMessages/FB Messenger. It has started suggesting truly off the wall "corrections" for correctly spelled words, to the point where I started keeping a list. Some examples: I wrote "Anytime" and it suggested "Vanities." It has suggested "Vapour" instead of "Happy," and "Ochoa" for "Oh." I didn't even know what that last word was, so it's not like I somehow added it to my autocorrect dictionary. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a way to fix it? [more inside]
posted by hurdy gurdy girl on Jul 5, 2016 - 10 answers

How do I export/save the autofill email address from Outlook?

I am not the best at putting things into contacts and rely heavily on autofill for email addresses in Outlook. I would like to capture all of the addresses that are currently in my Outlook autofill script/file. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Jun 29, 2016 - 3 answers

Changing google auto-suggestions

I am helping someone freshen up their google results. As per previous asks we are registering Linked-In accounts etc to push the juicier results down to the second page. Much good that does while Google auto-suggests Bob Bobsworth conviction when you start typing his unique name. Anything to be done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2016 - 3 answers

Is autocomplete spying on me?

Is there a privacy risk specifically associated with Google search autocomplete/typeahead? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jul 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Need iOS help. Hope me!

I've used iPhones for five years or so now, but there are a few things that bug me, and I wonder if there is a trick or preference I'm missing or a third-party app I can use or what. No interest in jailbreaking or switching phones. Specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Why won't you remember me, firefox?!

Why doesn't my browser remember me on one partciular site when accessed from my desktop when it does on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on Feb 13, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I shut off autocomplete in the new Google?

My old way of shutting off Google's autocomplete/suggest function doesn't seem to work anymore. Is there a new way to turn it off? [more inside]
posted by gubo on Aug 9, 2011 - 3 answers

How to get 'auto-complete' to work in an excel list being used to validate data entry?

Excel - How to get 'auto-complete' to work in an excel list being used to validate data entry? [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Nov 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me save my passwords on Chrome!

Why won't Chrome prompt me to save my passwords on some sites, despite having the Autocomplete = On extension? [more inside]
posted by runaway ballista on May 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me stay in touch!

YANMTS (you are not my tech support): When I type an email or reply to an email in gmail, it is stored in the auto-complete for the To: field. I now want to migrate to a new server, but can't see those email addresses and have deleted all sent/trash and archived mail. How do I get this information out?
posted by Draccy on Feb 24, 2010 - 3 answers

OS X utility for wrapping text in HTML?

Is there an OS X key command utility or service that will let me wrap selected text in clipboard text and predefined strings (such as HTML)? [more inside]
posted by Typographica on Apr 10, 2009 - 5 answers

How to remove built-in auto-complete entries from AOL's email client?

How to remove the built-in auto-complete entries from AOL's email client? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Mar 27, 2009 - 2 answers

WTF@IDeletedYouAlready.com

Outlook AutoComplete filter: Deleted AutoComplete entries keep coming back. How do I get rid of them for good? [more inside]
posted by tdischino on Jul 18, 2008 - 4 answers

I don't have time to type "metafilter.com" every single time.

How can I set up autocomplete to work on Firefox 3 like it did on previous versions? [more inside]
posted by My Bloody Pony on Jun 19, 2008 - 13 answers

Fuzzy text completion algorithm?

I'm looking for a fuzzy text-matching algorithm for an autocomplete widget. [more inside]
posted by sonofslim on May 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Autocomplete in Pages?

How can I get Pages to mimic Open Office's autocomplete? [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on May 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Don't penalize my bad typing!

Is it possible to edit the auto-complete list in gmail? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Mar 18, 2008 - 7 answers

How to restore auto-complete in Outlook?

Is there a way, in Outlook 2003, to populate the auto-complete field from addresses culled in the Exchange mailbox? Or otherwise recapture addresses and stick them in auto-complete? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Feb 6, 2008 - 6 answers

How did a strange username get into my IE7 autocomplete list?

How did a username I've never seen before get into my IE7 autocomplete list? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jun 13, 2007 - 7 answers

How to completely disable autocomplete in Internet Explorer

How can I completely disable autocomplete in Internet Explorer on a public access computer? [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on Aug 1, 2006 - 6 answers

Who am I, anyhow? (username autocomplete)

How do I autocomplete usernames (which have saved passwords) in Firefox 1.5? [more inside]
posted by JMOZ on Jan 8, 2006 - 21 answers

Is there a way to view the entries in Safari's autocomplete database?

Is there a way to view the entries in Safari's autocomplete database? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by the biscuit man on Aug 5, 2004 - 5 answers

Shortening URL auto-complete

I really like the common browser feature of auto completing a URL request as I'm typing it. But it drives me crazy that, when I'm trying to go to Amazon.com, it auto-completes with http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060557540/qid%3D1087167862/sr%3D2-1/ref%3Dsr%5F2%5F1/103-9997594-7563029, which is the most recent sub-page I've visited at amazon's site. Is there a browser out there that will always auto complete with a site's home page -- maybe when you use a keyboard shortcut or something?
posted by grumblebee on Jun 18, 2004 - 8 answers

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