Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Deleted auto-fill entry still auto-fills in address bar (v83.0)

  • 4 uphendule
  • 1 inale nkinga
  • 19 views
  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu jscher2000

more options

I'll occasionally run into Firefox auto-filling another website address I don't want, but I just figured out that it's Shift+Delete and not Delete to remove an auto-fill entry (a rather asinine change, I thought). Unfortunately, clearing out the unwanted address did not work and the address still auto-fills in the U.R.L. bar (see picture).

If deleting auto-fill entries doesn't actually work, what will?

I've always been curious about this, as well, but how does Firefox determine what address auto-fills if I type in a couple of letters? Does it keep a running tally of how many times I've searched for/visited a particular site and use that data? This would be useful to know for the future.

Ama-screenshot ananyekiwe

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

The in-URL-bar autofill feature doesn't have a way to clear sites through the address bar. Possibly this will do it:

  • Open the Library window using Ctrl+Shift+h to show history
  • Search the unwanted site in the tiny search box at the upper right corner to find its history entries
  • Right-click any entry and use the "Forget About This Site" option to deeply scrub that site from Firefox's memory (history, cookies, permissions, etc.)

Hopefully that will work.

Funda le mpendulo ngokuhambisana nalesi sihloko 👍 1

All Replies (4)

more options

Can we bump issues here?

(I guess we can)

Okulungisiwe ngu haltrman93

Helpful?

more options

Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

The in-URL-bar autofill feature doesn't have a way to clear sites through the address bar. Possibly this will do it:

  • Open the Library window using Ctrl+Shift+h to show history
  • Search the unwanted site in the tiny search box at the upper right corner to find its history entries
  • Right-click any entry and use the "Forget About This Site" option to deeply scrub that site from Firefox's memory (history, cookies, permissions, etc.)

Hopefully that will work.

Helpful?

more options

jscher2000 said

The in-URL-bar autofill feature doesn't have a way to clear sites through the address bar. Possibly this will do it:
  • Open the Library window using Ctrl+Shift+h to show history
  • Search the unwanted site in the tiny search box at the upper right corner to find its history entries
  • Right-click any entry and use the "Forget About This Site" option to deeply scrub that site from Firefox's memory (history, cookies, permissions, etc.)
Hopefully that will work.

I have no idea why most everything I found online indicated you could clear the auto-fill addresses through the U.R.L. bar, but your solution worked. I hadn't come across the "Forget About This Site" feature before, but it appears to have done the trick nicely. Appreciate it!

Do we know the parameters for the auto-fill? As in, what determines if either "Discover" or "Discord" auto-fills when typing in "dis"?

Helpful?

more options

I used to think it was alphabetical, but to be honest, I haven't studied it closely. (I turn it off in about:config, browser.urlbar.autoFill)

Helpful?

Buza umbuzo

Kufanele ulogele ukungena ku-akhawunti yakho ukuze uphendule amaphosti. Uyacelwauqale umbuzo omusha, uma ungekabi nayo i-akhawunti namanje.