WM6 Type-ahead Delay

I recently upgraded to WM6 and am slowly getting things working the way I like. Throughout the upgrade and re-setup process I’ve found a couple pretty odd settings. One of those pesky settings has been the type-ahead feature. Similar to most type-ahead features you’ve probably seen around the web, after you type a couple characters it suggests words so you don’t have to type them out.

It’s a great feature but the default configuration has it suggesting words after the first character which taxes the system (very noticeable delays) and just doesn’t make sense. If I’m typing the word ‘the’, I don’t need the computer to suggest the word for me. I’m pretty sure I’m not that poor of a speller. So, for those of you who have also become frustrated by the ridiculous type-ahead settings here’s a quick fix. Nothing mind boggling…just felt it should be documented.

Fixing:

  1. Go to the ‘Start’ menu and enter the Settings
  2. Select the Input option (looks like a small keyboard)
  3. Choose the ‘Word Completion’ tab at the bottom of the screen
  4. You can now turn it off completely or just set it up to only trigger when you really need it. Mine is configured to suggest 4 words after I type 4 letters

Hope this helps someone else out!!

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