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I have Autofill turned off in my settings although Firefox seems to want to continue to autofill data

I have Autofill turned off in my settings although Firefox seems to want to continue to autofill data

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Before the address autofill add-on was bundled into Firefox, the form history feature was the only setting related to form autofill. You can disable saving new entries and filling old ones on the Options/Preferences page, Privacy & Security panel, in the History section:

See: Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms

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B said

I have Autofill turned off in my settings although Firefox seems to want to continue to autofill data

Hello B,

Have you unchecked both:

"Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" and "Autofill addresses"  ?

You could also check some values on the "about:config" page:

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar autofill

And check the preferences that are relevant to you.

If you had to change a value, then close and restart Firefox.

''B [[#question-1265289|said]]'' <blockquote> I have Autofill turned off in my settings although Firefox seems to want to continue to autofill data </blockquote> Hello B, Have you unchecked both: "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" and "Autofill addresses" ? You could also check some values on the "about:config" page: Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar '''autofill''' And check the preferences that are relevant to you. If you had to change a value, then close and restart Firefox.
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Where does this auto-fill happen (location bar or otherwise in the user interface or on web pages)?

Where does this auto-fill happen (location bar or otherwise in the user interface or on web pages)?
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Thank you both, for your assitance with this issue!!

I currently have any autofill setting disabled in Firefox settings, and am now going through the about:config as suggested and no avail. (Some of the setting revert back after Firefox restarts?

The autofill occurs within web forms, where I might enter an email, name, age, address etc.

It seems like a cache thing, or that Firefox is remembering data I enter into web forms and suggesting and autofill when I go to another form.

Thank you both, for your assitance with this issue!! I currently have any autofill setting disabled in Firefox settings, and am now going through the about:config as suggested and no avail. (Some of the setting revert back after Firefox restarts? The autofill occurs within web forms, where I might enter an email, name, age, address etc. It seems like a cache thing, or that Firefox is remembering data I enter into web forms and suggesting and autofill when I go to another form.
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cor-el said

Where does this auto-fill happen (location bar or otherwise in the user interface or on web pages)?

Any information entered is suggested again an web forms across different sites.

''cor-el [[#answer-1239831|said]]'' <blockquote> Where does this auto-fill happen (location bar or otherwise in the user interface or on web pages)? </blockquote> Any information entered is suggested again an web forms across different sites.
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Before the address autofill add-on was bundled into Firefox, the form history feature was the only setting related to form autofill. You can disable saving new entries and filling old ones on the Options/Preferences page, Privacy & Security panel, in the History section:

See: Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms

Before the address autofill add-on was bundled into Firefox, the form history feature was the only setting related to form autofill. You can disable saving new entries and filling old ones on the Options/Preferences page, Privacy & Security panel, in the History section: <img src="https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2019-07-23-15-53-20-2878c9.png"> See: [[Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms]]
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jscher2000 said

Before the address autofill add-on was bundled into Firefox, the form history feature was the only setting related to form autofill. You can disable saving new entries and filling old ones on the Options/Preferences page, Privacy & Security panel, in the History section: See: Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms

Thank you sir! That did the trick. Knew that Firefox was remembering form history and I didn't come across that setting until now. Thank you gentlemen for your help, it is greatly appreciated!

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1239847|said]]'' <blockquote> Before the address autofill add-on was bundled into Firefox, the form history feature was the only setting related to form autofill. You can disable saving new entries and filling old ones on the Options/Preferences page, Privacy & Security panel, in the History section: <img src="https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2019-07-23-15-53-20-2878c9.png"> See: [[Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms]] </blockquote> Thank you sir! That did the trick. Knew that Firefox was remembering form history and I didn't come across that setting until now. Thank you gentlemen for your help, it is greatly appreciated!
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