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Old 11-11-2006, 03:52 AM   #1
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How to disable autocomplete in KDE?

Hi, I'm using SUSE 10.1 with KDE, and I don't know how this little "feature" turned on, but it is now and is annoying the heck out of me.

It is some autocomplete feature in KDE and it makes inputting into web forms incredibly hard, as with commands in Konsole, and prevents me from entering passwords in Konsole.

To be specific in web forms, whatever I input in webforms is underlined with a red line, on a word-by-word basis. If I am typing my username in a field, for example, my username is underlined, and when I hit TAB, I get some autocomplete popup, and whatever I had typed is replaced by the first entry in the autocomplete popup. If instead of hitting TAB and I click into the next field for my password, the entire username is erased. Then I start typing into the password field and it appears there are already "*"s in the field. The characters from the previous field was moved over!

The same thing happens in the Konsole, except the red line is replaced with a green background. And I cannot type any sort of password, whether using su, sftp, etc.

I assume this is a KDE functionality, since the popup matches KDE's UI.

I'll post screenshots, but apparantly I need to have two more posts in my name.

Additionally, this affects non-KDE applications, such as xterm and Opera.
Old 11-12-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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I might be wrong but sounds like the KDE's "integrated spell checker". Can't remember the name of it, but if you do
ps -e | less
you'll probably see it (it's name should alarm you). Kill the process and see if it helps:
killall <processname>
if it did, then find out how to disable the feature. I didn't find such a button in KDE, nowhere to be exact, and in the end I just added it to a script that got run when I logged in, which killed the process. Don't know why they've enabled it in KDE if one can't disable it -- but a warning, I was using a Kubuntu KDE which is not exactly the original KDE, it has some small changes in it.

On web forms, right-click the field and see if there is an option to turn the spell checking off. It only works for that one time, I guess, but helps for a moment.


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