Internet Explorer's AutoComplete Feature

IE has an AutoComplete feature that, by default, provides possible suggestions for Web sites when you begin typing a URL into IE’s Address bar. AutoComplete is also responsible for storing and completing information relevant to forms, passwords, or usernames; AutoComplete asks you whether you want to save this information for future use. You can delve into AutoComplete and configure its settings for particular uses, or you can turn it off completely. To configure AutoComplete:

  1. Open IE’s Tools menu and click Internet Options.

  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Click the AutoComplete button.
  4. Deselect the checkbox next to any of the choices for using AutoComplete: Web Addresses, Forms, or User Names And Passwords On Forms.
  5. Click OK.

If after using the AutoComplete feature, you notice it begins to be cluttered, you can clear it out using these steps:

  1. Open IE’s Tools menu and click Internet Options.

  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Click the AutoComplete button.
  4. Click the Clear Forms button in the AutoComplete Settings dialog box and click the OK button when Windows asks if you want to clear all previously saved from entries except passwords.
  5. Click OK to close the AutoComplete Settings dialog box.
  6. And click OK again to close the Internet Options dialog box.

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  • Leon

    Another one experiencing problems with Autocomplete. Have followed instructions several times but it still will not turn on