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How to delete items in dropdown menus?

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If I make a mistake and enter a user name incorrectly it still appears in the drop down menu along with the correct one. In the past I have been able to highlight the incorrect one and press delete but this no longer happens. So how do I get rid of them?

If I make a mistake and enter a user name incorrectly it still appears in the drop down menu along with the correct one. In the past I have been able to highlight the incorrect one and press delete but this no longer happens. So how do I get rid of them?

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You can use these steps to remove saved items from an autocomplete drop-down list.

  1. click the (empty) input field on the web page to open the drop-down list
  2. highlight an entry in the drop-down list with cursor Down key
    do not click the mouse or press the Enter key
  3. press the Delete key (on Mac: Shift+Delete) to delete the highlighted entry

Note that hovering with the mouse no longer works.

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the-edmeister
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With the incorrect entry highlighted, try using { Ctrl + Delete }. Does that work?

With the incorrect entry highlighted, try using '''{ Ctrl + Delete }'''. Does that work?

Question owner

I am using Windows 10, does that make a difference?

I am using Windows 10, does that make a difference?
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

You can use these steps to remove saved items from an autocomplete drop-down list.

  1. click the (empty) input field on the web page to open the drop-down list
  2. highlight an entry in the drop-down list with cursor Down key
    do not click the mouse or press the Enter key
  3. press the Delete key (on Mac: Shift+Delete) to delete the highlighted entry

Note that hovering with the mouse no longer works.

You can use these steps to remove saved items from an autocomplete drop-down list. #click the (empty) input field on the web page to open the drop-down list #highlight an entry in the drop-down list with cursor Down key<br>do not click the mouse or press the Enter key #press the Delete key (on Mac: Shift+Delete) to delete the highlighted entry Note that hovering with the mouse no longer works.

Question owner

Thank you for the information, it solved the problem, will keep it for future use.

Thank you for the information, it solved the problem, will keep it for future use.