I have an XP and a Vista box. On the XP box, the auto-completion works beautifully: it automatically suggests the name of the files or directory based on the first few characters that I typed. Auto-completion works in places such as the file open/save dialogs, the Run command, and the Internet Explorer’s web address line. On my Vista box, auto-completion does not seem to work. After some research, I finally came to this thread which basically told me to turn on a setting in Internet Explorer. Here is how:
- Start Internet Explorer (IE)
- Click the Internet Options menu off the Tools Menu
- Click the Advanced tab
- Click to select the Use inline AutoComplete check box
- Click OK to commit the change
That’s all there to it. Perhaps Microsoft can re-think the situation and put the settings somewhere in the control panel instead of IE.