X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

How to change/reset which adresses get autofilled in the Location Bar?

Posted

I like the autofill feature for the Awesomebar, however a lot of the addresses that it autofills are addresses that I don't really use anymore, so I was wondering:

Is there is a way to remove entries from Location bar autofill or just reset them?

Note: I'm talking about removing-changing the address that Autofill will populate the location bar with, not removing entries from the suggestions list that pops up under the Location bar

I like the autofill feature for the Awesomebar, however a lot of the addresses that it autofills are addresses that I don't really use anymore, so I was wondering: Is there is a way to remove entries from Location bar autofill or just reset them? Note: I'm talking about removing-changing the address that Autofill will populate the location bar with, not removing entries from the suggestions list that pops up under the Location bar

Chosen solution

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.24
  • Version 3.16.0.12200
  • 2.1.3
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Update
  • 5.1.20125.0
  • 0.70.4
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0

More Information

iamjayakumars 475 solutions 5840 answers

Do you mean this?

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache. In order to try to fix these problems, the first step is to clear both cookies and the cache. Note: This will temporarily log you out of all sites you're logged in to. To clear cache and cookies do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > History > Clear recent history or (if no Firefox button is shown) go to Tools > Clear recent history.
  2. Under "Time range to clear", select "Everything".
  3. Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active.
  4. From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else.
  5. Now click the Clear now button.

Further information can be found in the Clear your cache, history and other personal information in Firefox article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

________________________________________________________________________________

Firefox only has a window to manage passwords, but not for managing form data.
If you had such a window for form data then only an extension may have added this feature.
You may have been using one of the form fill extensions in the past.

Do you mean this? *Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" > "Remember search and form history" *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Form+autocomplete __________________________________________________________________________________________ Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache. In order to try to fix these problems, the first step is to clear both cookies and the cache. Note: ''This will temporarily log you out of all sites you're logged in to.'' To clear cache and cookies do the following: #Go to Firefox > History > Clear recent history or (if no Firefox button is shown) go to Tools > Clear recent history. #Under "Time range to clear", select "Everything". #Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active. #From the details list, check ''Cache'' and ''Cookies'' and uncheck everything else. #Now click the ''Clear now'' button. Further information can be found in the [[Clear your cache, history and other personal information in Firefox]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us! ________________________________________________________________________________ Firefox only has a window to manage passwords, but not for managing form data.<br> If you had such a window for form data then only an extension may have added this feature. <br> You may have been using one of the form fill extensions in the past. *Autofill Forms: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/autofill-forms/

Modified by iamjayakumars

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
12006 solutions 111551 answers

Helpful Reply

Use these steps to remove saved (form) data from a 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
  3. Press the Delete key (on Mac: Shift+Delete) to remove it.

Use these steps to remove saved (form) data from a 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 #Press the Delete key (on Mac: Shift+Delete) to remove it. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Deleting_autocomplete_entries ---- *https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Clearing+Location+bar+history *https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Cannot+clear+Location+bar+history

Question owner

No sorry I mean [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/awesome-bar-find-your-bookmarks-hist...]

The Autofill feature of the Awesombar, not forms

No sorry I mean [[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/awesome-bar-find-your-bookmarks-history-and-tabs?esab=a&s=autofill&r=5&as=s#w_prevent-firefox-from-automatically-completing-urls|this]] The Autofill feature of the Awesombar, not forms
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
12006 solutions 111551 answers

This applies to all drop down lists, so it also works to remove individual items from the location bar drop down list, both autocomplete and the list the opens via the arrow at the far right.
Highlight, but not click, an item in the drop down list and press the Delete key to remove that entry.

Bookmarked items that have a yellow highlighted star can only be removed permanently by removing the bookmark.

This applies to all drop down lists, so it also works to remove individual items from the location bar drop down list, both autocomplete and the list the opens via the arrow at the far right.<br /> Highlight, but not click, an item in the drop down list and press the Delete key to remove that entry. Bookmarked items that have a yellow highlighted star can only be removed permanently by removing the bookmark.

Helpful Reply

I think you misunderstood me I mean the inline Autofill of the location bar.

Take a look at the picture. I have typed "li" and the address "listen.grooveshark.com" is the one getting auto filled even though I haven't visited it for ages, as the behaviour of the dropdown list shows, it's the last result.

What I would like is the autofill to use the top result of the dropdown list to auto fill the url.

I think you misunderstood me I mean the ''inline'' Autofill of the location bar. Take a look at the picture. I have typed "li" and the address "listen.grooveshark.com" is the one getting auto filled even though I haven't visited it for ages, as the behaviour of the dropdown list shows, it's the last result. What I would like is the autofill to use the top result of the dropdown list to auto fill the url.
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
12006 solutions 111551 answers

Chosen Solution

Does this extension work?

Does this extension work? *Enter Selects: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/enter-selects/

Question owner

Yeah the plugin does what it says. I hope Mozilla will eventually fix the autofill behavior to better match the Awesomebar suggestions but I guess this will do for now, I was hoping it would be possible to do without an addon though.

Thanks!

Yeah the plugin does what it says. I hope Mozilla will eventually fix the autofill behavior to better match the Awesomebar suggestions but I guess this will do for now, I was hoping it would be possible to do without an addon though. Thanks!