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Managing AutoComplete In Internet Explorer

Artell Watson from Michigan writes:

Question: When you fill out information such as name and address, some websites will have a drop-down list. In this list is previously used information. How do I delete items in this list that I don’t need or want?

In Internet Explorer, this feature is called AutoComplete and designed to make it easier to fill out commonly used fields. But it could also make it easier for someone else to fill out commonly used fields with your personal information if they happen to use your computer. This feature is pretty simple to manage. Click the little gear symbol in the upper right-hand corner of your browser and select Internet Options from the drop-down menu.



You’ll open an Internet Options window. Choose the Content tab at the top.


Towards the bottom of that window, you’ll see a button for AutoComplete. Click Settings.



A new window will open that allows you to customize your AutoComplete settings. You can choose to have Internet Explorer only AutoComplete some tasks, make sure it asks before deciding to save your passwords, turn off AutoComplete altogether or delete your AutoComplete History.


Hope this answers your questions.

~ Cynthia