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I want to delete the saved usernames that are wrong and in some cases include the pword ... accidentals.

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Some of the user names being saved are errors .. so when you key the username box, i get a 'list' of usernames. A couple have the user name + the password because apparently did not see that the tab key did not move the curser and it was just tagged onto the user name. I'd like to be able to delete or reset the user names. All the forum questions deal with password saving, but I don't save any of my passwords and the user names are automatic unless I turn off the 'Remember search and form history'. Any suggestions?

Some of the user names being saved are errors .. so when you key the username box, i get a 'list' of usernames. A couple have the user name + the password because apparently did not see that the tab key did not move the curser and it was just tagged onto the user name. I'd like to be able to delete or reset the user names. All the forum questions deal with password saving, but I don't save any of my passwords and the user names are automatic unless I turn off the 'Remember search and form history'. Any suggestions?

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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 with the mouse or 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

You can also check the Password Manager for saved user names and passwords.

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user1194064 14 solutions 199 answers

To clear the username

  1. Press ALT on your keyboard to show the menu bar.
  2. In the menu bar, click History>Clear Recent History.
  3. In the Clear Recent History window, select "Everything" next to Time Range To Clear.
  4. Click "Details" if the expanded view is not shown.
  5. Uncheck everything except for Form & Search History.
  6. Click the "Clear Now" button.
To clear the username #Press ALT on your keyboard to show the menu bar. #In the menu bar, click History>Clear Recent History. #In the Clear Recent History window, select "Everything" next to ''Time Range To Clear.'' #Click "Details" if the expanded view is not shown. #Uncheck everything except for ''Form & Search History''. #Click the "Clear Now" button.

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Chosen Solution

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 with the mouse or 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

You can also check the Password Manager for saved user names and passwords.

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 with the mouse or 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 ----- You can also check the Password Manager for saved user names and passwords. *Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-change-passwords

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Just-A-User 's solution sounded like it should work, but did not... no effect. But after solving the issue using cor-el 's solution ... well did I feel dumb or what?!! THX so much, I guess your direction to NOT USE THE MOUSE to delete it made all the difference. Appreciate both of you taking the time to get back to me!

Just-A-User 's solution sounded like it should work, but did not... no effect. But after solving the issue using cor-el 's solution ... well did I feel dumb or what?!! THX so much, I guess your direction to NOT USE THE MOUSE to delete it made all the difference. Appreciate both of you taking the time to get back to me!