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Refresh form when pressing backspace or refresh

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Hello,

When there is a form to fill out in Firefox, whenever I fill it out and press "refresh", the things that I wrote still stay there. However, I don't want it to do that, I want it to refresh the forms as if I am visiting the page from new. How can I make it so that Firefox does this? It is weird because it used to do this but now no longer does.

Hello, When there is a form to fill out in Firefox, whenever I fill it out and press "refresh", the things that I wrote still stay there. However, I don't want it to do that, I want it to refresh the forms as if I am visiting the page from new. How can I make it so that Firefox does this? It is weird because it used to do this but now no longer does.

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Look at your history settings on the Privacy & Security page of Settings. You could try Custom Settings and leave Search & Form history unselected. You may need to clear existing history (clt+alt+del).

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TNorth said

Look at your history settings on the Privacy & Security page of Settings. You could try Custom Settings and leave Search & Form history unselected. You may need to clear existing history (clt+alt+del).

Hey, yeah sorry it didn't really work.

Interestingly, when I refreshed Firefox to original settings, the page works the way I want to for a while. But then after a few hours it goes back to saving the stuff in the form. I don't really get it, super frustrating.

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If you simply reload the page then you keep data you entered in a form. You need to reload and bypass the cache to clear form data.

You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files and clear form data.

  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)
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cor-el said

If you simply reload the page then you keep data you entered in a form. You need to reload and bypass the cache to clear form data. You can reload webpage(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files and clear form data.
  • hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button
  • press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • press "Command + Shift + R" (Mac)

I know about this, but the way it was doing it before was clearing the form data without doing a hard refresh. Then, after not doing anything, Firefox decided to change things by itself. I am not sure what makes Firefox decide how it does it?