Jan 15, 2014
Tip and Trick Editorial

How to Remove and Delete AutoComplete or AutoFill Entries in Chrome

ChromeGoogle Chrome web browser, like most modern web browser, has auto-complete or auto-fill feature which automatically suggests matching entries based on previously entered phrases or strings, and previously visited URLs.

However, once enabled, the auto-complete will always remember the typed entries or previous links, and automatically suggest similar or matching entries based on what’s been typed into the an input field, text area or address bar. Sometimes, the list of previously typed terms also appear automatically in the drop-down list, before anything is typed, when a field or search box is clicked with a mouse or down-arrow key is pressed.

However, you may want to delete some funny, obscene or private terms, keywords or URLs which are been saved by auto-complete, it’s possible to remove those suggestions individually, rather than clear all auto-fill data that has been stored by the Chrome web browser. Removing just the unwanted auto-fill entries allow one to preserve all other entries which make life easier with surfing the Internet with Chrome browser.

Here’s the way to delete and remove individual auto-complete and auto-fill entry in Chrome:

Windows and Linux

Highlight the unwanted auto-complete entry in the drop-down list with arrow keys or mouse cursor, then press “Delete” key on the keyboard.

If the “Delete” key alone does not work, “Shift” + “Delete” key will do the job to delete the particular selected entry.

Mac OS X

Start typing so that the unwanted auto-fill entry is shown. Depending on the type of keyboard you’re using, try to hit “Fn” + “Shift” + “Backspace” for compact keyboard, or “Shift” + “Delete” for keyboard without Fn key and with separate delete key, and most non-Apple keyboard.

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