Clear AutoComplete

The AutoComplete feature automatically recalls entries you've already made on Web pages. For example, if you've done a search before for "Thomas Jefferson penmanship" in your favorite search engine, and then start to type "th" into the same search engine again, Internet Explorer suggests possible completions starting with the letters T and H. If you had earlier searched for "Thoreau," you'd also see the name as a suggested completion. You can then just start the search by pressing the arrow keys to make the selection, Tab, and then Enter. But here's a question I get all the time: How do I get rid of that there list?

You do it by managing the AutoComplete settings in Internet Explorer.


From an Internet Explorer window, choose Tools | Options, and then navigate to the Content tab.


Click the AutoComplete button, opening the AutoComplete Settings dialog box, as shown in Figure 12-24.

Figure 12-24. Governing IE's AutoComplete behavior.


To clear the saved entries in all previous Web page forms, click the "Clear Forms" button.

The Google toolbar, along with other IE add-ons, includes a feature called AutoFill. The AutoFill feature performs a similar role as AutoComplete but is an entirely separate entity.

Spring Into Windows XP Service Pack 2
Spring Into Windows XP Service Pack 2
ISBN: 013167983X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 275
Authors: Brian Culp © 2008-2017.
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