Taking Control Of Internet Explorer's "Auto-Complete" Feature
Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP Internet Explorer 6

Internet Explorer 6 can store your previous entries in the Web address bar (site URL's) and for online forms (i.e. addresses and passwords).

A good reason to disable this feature is your security. Having Internet Explorer save passwords and user names for Web forms means that anyone who uses your computer will have access to any sites that you need a password or username for; this means that if you do online banking or make online purchases, anyone who has access to your computer will have access to those sites. Not good! (That's another reason we recommend RoboForm - one password protects all your passwords and no one else can access restricted sites but you - Read more about RoboForm and get a free copy today! ). If you're certain your computer is secure or there is no chance of anyone you don't trust having access to it - you might be just plain annoyed by having the auto-complete feature guessing what URL you're going to type this short tutorial will give you some options (and maybe some relief!).

How To Adjust AutoComplete Settings:

You can configure AutoComplete to save and suggest only the information you want. You can choose whether to use AutoComplete for Web addresses, forms, and passwords, or not use it all. You can also clear the history for any of these.

1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

2. Click the Content tab.

3. Under Personal information, click AutoComplete.

4. Select the check boxes for the AutoComplete options you want to use.

(Here's a picture for you)





How To Delete AutoComplete Entries From The Address Bar List

Part One

1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools then click Internet Options.

2. Click the Content tab.

3. Click "Clear Forms" then click "Clear Passwords"

4. Click OK

Part Two

1.  In Internet Explorer, click Tools then click Internet Options.

2. Click the General tab.

3. Under History, click Clear History.

While your there you might want to clear your "Cookies" and Temporary Internet Files. To do this click the "Delete Cookies" tab - Then click "Delete Files"

Turning Off "AutoComplete"

1.  In Internet Explorer, click Tools then click Internet Options. 

2. Click the Advanced tab.

3. Scroll down and look under Browsing, click "Use inline AutoComplete" and remove the tick (see screen shot below)



AutoComplete will no longer work!

If you decide later, you miss this feature, just reverse these steps to re-activate Auto-Complete".
 


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