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Firfox offers unwanted alternatives when I begin to input a user name.

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When I input a user name for yahoo or gmail, Firefox offers alternatives that I have previously input. So I get a list of typos and sometimes my password concatenated to the user name.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== I started using Firefox.

When I input a user name for yahoo or gmail, Firefox offers alternatives that I have previously input. So I get a list of typos and sometimes my password concatenated to the user name. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == I started using Firefox.

Chosen solution

Use the arrow keys to select the item you want to delete, the press Shift-Delete to remove a single item from the list.

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Chris Ilias
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Chosen Solution

Use the arrow keys to select the item you want to delete, the press Shift-Delete to remove a single item from the list.

Use the arrow keys to select the item you want to delete, the press Shift-Delete to remove a single item from the list.
cor-el
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See also: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Deleting_autocomplete_entries http://kb.mozillazine.org/Password_Manager --- [[Remembering passwords]]

Question owner

I got two excellent answers. Thanks.

I got two excellent answers. Thanks.