We are using the Salesforce search setting "Lookup Auto-Completion" which provides auto-completed options as-you-type in lookup filters on your visual force pages.
The suggested results that pop-up beneath the lookup as you type are headed with "My Recent Items" - and the Salesforce documentation insists that the results shown will be filtered through the users recent items in that object... however, I do not believe this is the behaviour we are experiencing. For example, this is a brand new user on my application, using a "Country__c" lookup, and as soon as you enter 'F' the suggestions are for all three F countries we have, despite the fact this user has definitely never opened, modified or encountered these records..
Has anyone else experienced this unusual behaviour and/or is there a setting/configuration I can adjust to change it?
Edit to say: This setting does not appear to affect this: