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Edit Auto complete

by s0dap0p / November 12, 2003 1:18 PM PST

Over time and several users my auto complete has become full of mis-spellings, duplications, porno sites, etc.
Is it possible to edit these out?

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Re:Edit Auto complete
by Donna Buenaventura / November 12, 2003 6:43 PM PST
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I think editing it requires you to manually enter the correct one or start a fresh entries by deleting all entries of auto-complete from Internet Options.

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Re:Edit Auto complete
by David Chan / November 12, 2003 7:50 PM PST
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If it's full of undesirable sites and error entries it would be easier to clear all ane start over.

Go to I.E. | Tools | Internet Options | General tab

You may want to delete cookies left by porn sites so either click "Delete Cookies" which will clear all or "Settings" + "View Files" and manually delete the Cookies and sites from the folder.

Under "History" you can click "Clear History" to delete all the websites you've visited from the History folder.

Next click "Content" tab + "AutoComplete" button
Under "Use AutoComplete for" you can set as you wish.
Uner "Clear AutoComplete history" you can either click "Clear Forms" or "Clear Passwords".

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Re:Edit Auto complete
by s0dap0p / November 12, 2003 9:23 PM PST
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Hey, THANKS. You guys and gals are terrific. I was hoping for a simple select and delete. Now, if I could just remember the password for my life, I could start all over.

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AutoComplete - 'for your information'.
by Cursorcowboy / November 12, 2003 10:14 PM PST
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The PCMagazine article (second page) [AutoWhat? 2] explains that each input field in a Web-based form has an internal name that identifies the field to the system. The field also has a friendly display label that identifies it to you, the user. The internal name doesn't have to relate to the field's purpose, but it usually does. For example, a field labeled First name might have an internal name such as FirstName, first_name, or fname. When you submit the information in the form, Internet Explorer records each input field's data in the Registry in a list associated with the particular field name. The next time you start typing in a field that has the same internal name, whether on the same Web page or a different one, IE will pop up a list of previous values that begin with the text you've typed up to that point. You can click on one of the items to select it, or press the Down Arrow to select it and press Enter. If you click in a blank input field and press the Down Arrow, IE will list all data associated with that field. Under Windows 9x (95/98/Me), the internal field names are visible in the Registry, but the data is encrypted. Under Windows NT (NT 4.0/2000/XP), even the field names are inaccessible. A malefactor could gain access to your AutoComplete data only if you logged on using your password and then left the computer running unattended.

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Re:AutoComplete - 'for your information'.
by dekeweild / November 13, 2003 11:02 PM PST

You can also delete single entries by cursoring down to them and just pressing the delete key.

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by alilmack / July 16, 2008 12:12 AM PDT

ok, so that's how i've deleted them (by cursoring down to them and just pressing the delete key) and now i NEVER get a list of options anymore, even after typing what i want. so how do i RESTORE what i've typed??

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After 5 years.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 16, 2008 7:48 PM PDT

After 5 years I am not sure if you expected any replies in this thread.

I assume you are no longer using Internet Explorer 5, which was the version in issue 5 years ago, as things have moved on since then.

However, you may want to check IE7's Tools > Internet Options and any AutoComplete entries, or History entries. See what you can find.


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shot in the dark..
by alilmack / July 17, 2008 2:35 AM PDT
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well it was a shot to try even though it's 5 years old! but i have IE7 and i've tried everything under the auto complete settings. nothing seems to work. if i clear the memory/passwords, it's fine, but if i go to a specific website, and "pull" the list of potential usernames and then delete it from there, then it NEVER comes back after i type in the username again. so that's the problem i'm trying to resolve. can't seem to find anything else to do...

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Have you looked at the Protected Storage?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 3:47 AM PDT
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will try...
by alilmack / July 17, 2008 8:53 AM PDT

i'll try a protected storage recovery, but i'm thinking that's more for password recovery? i don't care about passwords being restored or recovered as much as i'd like to be able to go to a webpage, and under the USERNAME of the login, be able to click on it and have it give me a list of my usernames (that i would have typed in once before). so if the protected storage will help with that, i'll try! otherwise, i don't know how else to explain what i'm looking for. thanks for the suggestion.

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