There are some built-in Mathematica symbols that I use quite frequently but are not included in the autocompletion list in the front end. Examples are Analytic and PolynomialForm. (As @march points out, PolynomialForm is present in version 9, but it's absent in version 10)

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Is there a way to add these symbols to the autocompletion list?

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    $\begingroup$ As far as PolynomialForm goes, it's actually on the list when you hit the expand double arrow at the bottom. $\endgroup$
    – march
    Dec 12, 2015 at 3:26
  • $\begingroup$ @march It's there in version 9.1, but it's gone in version 10.2. How do I bring it back on the list? $\endgroup$
    – QuantumDot
    Dec 12, 2015 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ I don't readily have access at the moment to try it out, but perhaps a workaround might be to add the symbols in a different context that the autocomplete searches. Basically how the autocomplete finds functions defined in custom packages. $\endgroup$
    – IPoiler
    Dec 19, 2015 at 21:06
  • $\begingroup$ I have the same issue with AbsoluteTiming so when I'm testing I usually define a function like, zAbsoluteTiming[x_] := AbsoluteTiming[x] and it always pops up when you start typing "zA" $\endgroup$ Dec 21, 2015 at 21:43
  • $\begingroup$ Check this out - mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/16599/… $\endgroup$
    – M.R.
    Dec 25, 2015 at 23:36

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As for Analytic and PolynomialForm, they've been moved here:

    Note that this is for v11.
    In v10 you need to find the FunctionalFrequency directory 

As I noted here these are functions that don't get added to the autocompletion list. You can remove them and restart and they'll autocomplete again.


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