Autocomplete email sign in

By srpremkumar ยท 6 replies
Jul 13, 2011
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  1. At the time of signing in for emails (such as hotmail and gmail), when you click on the username box, a drop down suggests a few ids to choose from (based on previously used ones).
    I would like to know as to how to manage this drop down list.
    1. How do we enable or disable this feature?
    2. How do we delete unwanted names?
  2. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    That would depend on which browser you are using?.

    I'm using Internet Explorer 8 at the moment (i haven't updated yet to IE9) and the autocomplete setting is in the "Internet options" under the "Content" tab.
  3. srpremkumar

    srpremkumar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Mr. Benny26's solution works for IE. Thanks! Any ideas for Google Chrome?

    By the way, for deleting username from drop-down list I found a method from web.
    Highlight the name and shift-delete.

  4. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    No probs.

    I don't personally use Google Chrome but apparently it's found by: "Wrench" > Options > Minor Tweaks > Form autofill.

    If that doesn't work, check out this page here: How to turn off/on autocomplete in Google Chrome
  5. srpremkumar

    srpremkumar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't find 'Minor Tweaks' in Options, and Auto fill is for Addresses and Credit Cards only and not fo signing in.
    The contents of the site connected to the link you have given are confusing.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    To delete an unwanted name try highlighting the name by moving the cursor onto it on the drop down list and press the delete key. Works on IE or FF but I don't know about Chrome.
  7. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Sorry about that. The link was for the URL autocomplete :eek:.

    I've changed it now.

    Anyway, It appears from around the net that the only viable answer for chrome is the same answer that Mailpup has given you.

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