When the cursor happens to be right at the beginning of a word (no space between the cursor and that word), auto-completion doesn't work at all. That is, it doesn't pick up words in the glossaries. One has to insert a space manually by pushing back the cursor first, the start typing again.
Yes that true, but I doubt it that this can be changed.
Use Translate > Suggest phrase (Ctrl+Down) to trigger the auto-complete suggestions in that case.
Thanks Jean, this commands works. Nevertheless, I think it would be great if this additional step in the translation workflow were not made necessary.