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How to remove Firefox autofill entries?
July 23, 2006 9:40 AM   Subscribe

How do I remove "autofill" form choices from Firefox? For example, for my gmail account I once mistyped my user name and that mistyped name always appears in the list of user names to select from. Or on the URL entry field on Firefox, suppose you once entered a URL for a site that you really don't want to show up again as one of the sites to choose from.

The obvious way (at least for me) to remove one of these entries is to provide a right-click menu option for removal, but that capabilty doesn't seem to exist.

Is there anyway to remove these entries that you never want to see again?
posted by ShooBoo to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Tools, privacy, clear saved forms info
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:41 AM on July 23, 2006


tools, OPTIONS, privacy, clear saved forms. sorry.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:42 AM on July 23, 2006


tools-options-privacy-saved forms-clear

to delete the urls clear the history or at least the history for that url
posted by caddis at 9:42 AM on July 23, 2006


On my copy, it's just Tools->ClearPrivateData, then check the appropriate boxen.
posted by baylink at 9:43 AM on July 23, 2006


To selectively delete entries, use arrow keys to select and then press shift+delete
posted by labnol at 9:53 AM on July 23, 2006 [27 favorites]


Wooo! That's great news for me, too!
posted by redsparkler at 10:10 AM on July 23, 2006


Just did it. Now I don't look like a clumsy-fingered moron to every aquaintance who sits down to use my gmail account.
posted by redsparkler at 11:08 AM on July 23, 2006


To selectively delete entries, use arrow keys to select and then press shift+delete

Yes, great news. I'm sick of having to delete all my saved form info every time I mistakenly type a password into a username field.
posted by epugachev at 11:13 AM on July 23, 2006


Hey, it works on cruddy old IE too. Thanks, labnol!
posted by diddlegnome at 4:00 PM on July 23, 2006


You can also use the Form History Manager extension to mess around with this stuff en masse.
posted by mookieproof at 4:29 PM on July 23, 2006


Yay! This has been annoying me for like two years.
posted by MadamM at 4:33 PM on July 23, 2006


And for those that want an auto-filler:

FF: Formfiller

Windows: PhraseExpress

the first is an FF ext, the second, a Windows Tray icon

I've been using them for ages and love them both

G/L
posted by BillyG at 5:08 PM on July 23, 2006


Tools->Options (Firefox->Preferences on Mac)

Privacy Tab

Passwords Tab

View Saved passwords button

Higlight, then "remove" as required. The shift-delete trick doesn't work with just one password.
posted by bonaldi at 5:16 PM on July 23, 2006


Shift-delete works on remembered info in the address bar as well, I might add.
posted by phearlez at 4:29 PM on July 24, 2006 [1 favorite]


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