I have a node reference field and the auto-complete widget. Right now, It only returns/suggests 10 nodes maximum.

How can i increase the number of nodes suggested by the auto-complete? (Or) better yet make it return all the suggestions?

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You need to create a custom module and also you need a .info file change 20 to the number you want

function custom_tweaks_menu_alter(&$menu) {
  if (isset($menu['nodereference/autocomplete'])) {
    $menu['nodereference/autocomplete']['page callback'] = 'custom_tweaks_nodereference_autocomplete';

function custom_tweaks_nodereference_autocomplete($field_name, $string = '') {
  $fields = content_fields();
  $field = $fields[$field_name];
  $match = isset($field['widget']['autocomplete_match']) ? $field['widget']['autocomplete_match'] : 'contains';
  $matches = array();

  $references = _nodereference_potential_references($field, $string, $match, array(), 20);
  foreach ($references as $id => $row) {
    // Add a class wrapper for a few required CSS overrides.
    $matches[$row['title'] ." [nid:$id]"] = '<div class="reference-autocomplete">'. $row['rendered'] . '</div>';

Taken from this source


Apply this patch: https://www.drupal.org/node/2185019#comment-11573163 for EntityReference with autocomplete widget.

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