The details shared here apply to the most recent version of our Retina theme. To keep your theme up to date, check out this helpful document.
Predictive search has been added as a theme option to Retina 4.7.4 (which theme version am I using?). This will allow search inquires to auto-complete as a customer types them in.
If you are using our Turbo or Flex themes, check out these articles for more specific information on their predictive search features:
Predictive search will be added as a theme option to the rest of our theme catalog in upcoming releases – stay tuned!
Enabling the feature
The settings for the search functionality can be located by navigating into Customize > Theme Settings > Search. Here, you will have the option to enable your theme's predictive search and choose the number of items to display.
It is important to note that the predictive search will kick in after inputting 4 characters. After 4 characters are inputted, the search will show results or give you an option to view all search results that contain the characters in your query: