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On many webpages, an answer is popping up while I complete a field. I do not want Firefox remembering what I type after I leave a page. How can I stop it?

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On many webpages, an answer is popping up while I complete a field. I do not want Firefox remembering what I type after I leave a page. How can I stop it?

For example: I was filling out a form on a website I had never been to before, which requested my e-mail address. After I had typed a few characters, a floating box appeared just below the form's field, containing one of my e-addresses (similar to but not the one I was inputting). I do not want Firefox to keep enough knowledge to allow other people to pretend to be me (even on my home computer).

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Re: On many webpages, an answer is popping up while I complete a field. I do not want Firefox remembering what I type after I leave a page. How can I stop it?

Do the following:

  1. Open the Firefox options
  2. Click on the Privacy tab
  3. Change the History settings to Use Custom Settings...
  4. Uncheck the Remember Search and Form Data option
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SUMO Contributor

Re: On many webpages, an answer is popping up while I complete a field. I do not want Firefox remembering what I type after I leave a page. How can I stop it?

Do the following:

  1. Open the Firefox options
  2. Click on the Privacy tab
  3. Change the History settings to Use Custom Settings...
  4. Uncheck the Remember Search and Form Data option
New User

Re: On many webpages, an answer is popping up while I complete a field. I do not want Firefox remembering what I type after I leave a page. How can I stop it?

Thanks, Whiz. Perfect. I missed the "custom" option in the drop-down box. Now that I see the expanded "menu", I had that setting for the past few years. Can't imagine how it got reset, but it's fixed now.

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Re: On many webpages, an answer is popping up while I complete a field. I do not want Firefox remembering what I type after I leave a page. How can I stop it?

Note that saved form data isn't site specific in Firefox, but tied to the name/id of the input field.