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How-to: Delete Autocomplete Entries in Firefox


Delete Autocomplete Entries in FirefoxFirefox does an excellent job of storing the contents of data entry fields on web pages and the Location Bar and the Search Bar. Autocomplete drop down lists that appear so that it can prompt you with suggestions the next time you want, say, an address line, telephone number, post code or other common entries.

It is a great time saver. Sometimes, though, you need to remove an entry that is incorrect, old, private or just embarrassing.

To delete individual entries:

  • Click in the text field
  • Press the Down key to activate autocomplete
  • Highlight the entry you want deleted by using the arrow keys, page up or down keys, or hover over it with your mouse to select it.
  • Press the Delete key.

Thats all it takes to remove an autocomplete entry.

Delete all your autocomplete lists from FirefoxYou can delete all your autocomplete lists from Firefox.

Navigate to Edit > Preferences, then in the Firefox Preferences dialog, select the Privacy tab and to to Clear Recent History to bring up the option box for the items to clear.

  • Checking Browsing & Download History will clear the Location Bar autocomplete as well as your history.
  • Checking Form & Search History will clear web pages’ autocomplete and the Search Bar’s autocomplete

You can find this and other tips for Firefox and related browsers in the Mozilla Knowledgebase. RC

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