Chrome – Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome


Is there a way to stop the gmail address field (on the login page) from displaying all the gmail addresses that you have ever typed in it?

When logging in with Google Chrome or trying to set up a new account, anything you type which starts with the same letter as the one that you are trying to use currently will show up in the auto-complete field, I don't want that.

I understand that this is a convenient feature in some cases, but the thing is–I know this shouldn't've happened, but it has actually happened more than once–I sometimes mistyped my password in the Gmail address field right after the address, mistakingly assuming that the prompt had already been moved to the password field, and then hit "Enter" without looking first. The next time I tried to enter my Gmail address, it popped up the address followed by my password as one of the entries on the list of email addresses that shows up, and I couldn't get rid of the entry.

Is there a way to remove these? The autofill feature in Chrome is a time saver, and so I don't really want to turn it off. It would be helpful to be able to edit out some of the typed info, though, so it won't show up again — is this possible to do?

Best Answer

  • You can remove entries from the list using the following steps:

    1. Select the "Username" field and make sure it is blank

    2. Press on your keyboard, a list of all of the "remembered" entries should appear.

    3. Using & highlight an entry you would like to delete.

    4. Press shift+delete. (Note that you may need to use fn+shift+delete on Mac or ctrl +delete on Ubuntu in some instances, like if the remembered entry is in the address / URL bar).

    5. Repeat steps 2-4 until satisfied.

    To clear login entries for a username/password combination, see another answer.

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