Mys­te­ri­ous ghost typ­ing

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When­ever I type the word ‘test’, it gets in­stantly and au­to­mat­i­cally re­placed with ‘echo "test"’. I think this was some­thing I did my­self a while ago (I’ve been learn­ing to pro­gram in Python) but I can’t re­mem­ber what it was and I can’t find how to re­move it. Dan Strickland It sounds like you have added an au­to­cor­rect sub­sti­tu­tion. You can delete this in the Text tab of the Key­board pref­er­ences pane. You can also see the same au­to­cor­rect en­tries via Ter­mi­nal us­ing

(Be­fore Mav­er­icks, the pref­er­ence file was NSUserRe­place­men­tItems.) So it’s pos­si­ble your pro­gram­ming ex­per­i­ments added a new en­try us­ing the ‘de­faults write’ com­mand. Text sub­sti­tu­tions only take ef­fect in places where or­di­nary text is ex­pected though, like in Notes or Tex­tEdit. They won’t work their magic in Sa­fari’s ad­dress field, for ex­am­ple.

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