[Geany-Users] Autocomplete?

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Sat May 16 17:29:45 UTC 2020

On 2020-05-16 7:05 a.m., Jim wrote:
> On 5/15/20 9:59 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
>> On Sat, 16 May 2020 at 12:07, Jim <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Using Geany 1.36
>>> I have these checked in preferences:
>>> Auto completion of multiline comments
>>> Auto complete symbols
>>> Auto complete all words in the document
>>> Chars to type = 3
>>> In my script I have a function named apply_colors.
>>> When I type appl
>>> This is the list I see.
>>> application_uri
>>> applies_to
>>> apply
>>> apply_async
>>> apply_colors
>>> apply_filter
>>> The only item in the list that appears in my script is apply_colors.
>>> I am curious how autocomplete comes up with the words it shows in the
>>> list.
>> Not enough detail to be sure, but possibly global tags loaded for the
>> unnamed language you are programming in.
> My bad, I am programing in Python3. I looked through the preferences for 
> global tags but didn't see it. Where can I check it?

The global Python tags are loaded automatically from this compiled 
binary file:


The file is generated by this script:


which - without reading it to verify - I believe just includes All The 

For more info about tags, see the manual:


Note that Geany doesn't really do any kind of introspection or 
heuristics on the code or suggestions like some other editors try to do, 
so the autocomplete list may not be very useful.

Matthew Brush

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