I occasionally get the error

The front end encountered an error while processing a "NotebookPredictions" packet.

I cannot find any documentation for this error message online. It does not seem to affect anything however, so is there a way to prevent this message from ever showing up?

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    $\begingroup$ Try to find out how exactly you can reproduce the error. A small example where the issue comes up 100% of the time. Then, you click in Mathematica on Help and then Give Feedback and describe what you experience and how they can reproduce it. Don't forget to append a notebook where you store SystemInformation[] so that Wolfram sees your settings. $\endgroup$
    – halirutan
    Jul 20, 2014 at 22:45
  • $\begingroup$ I also had this error pop up while Mathematica was open but was not being edited or evaluated ( Mac OSX 10.9.4 & MMA 10 ) $\endgroup$ Jul 20, 2014 at 23:46

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You can probably prevent this from ever occurring by disabling the predictive interface itself. To do that, uncheck the setting Show Suggestions Bar after last output under Preferences > Interface (this is the first thing I do on a new install anyway).

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    $\begingroup$ Except I like the predictive bar.... $\endgroup$
    – 1110101001
    Jul 20, 2014 at 20:33
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    $\begingroup$ I guess Wolfram fixing that bug is the better approach than turning off a highly advertised feature. Otherwise, people might realise that uninstalling the software is another way of preventing the error from happening :-) $\endgroup$
    – halirutan
    Jul 20, 2014 at 22:48

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