How to remove one or all auto-complete text entries in Chrome? A reader asks:
“How do I clear autofill in a Chrome browser? I let a friend use my laptop and apparently he filled out some online forms. Now whenever I—the actual owner of the laptop—try to fill out forms, his information comes up in autofill. How can I get rid of unwanted information in autofill?”
How to remove one or all auto-complete text entries in Chrome?
There’s an easy fix for this—you’ll just need to head over to Chrome’s settings. If you want to delete all autofill entries and saved text, follow these steps:
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar (the icon featuring three vertical dots)
- Select More Tools > Clear Browsing Data
- In the dialogue that appears, check the “Autofill form data” checkbox, then select the amount of data you’d like to delete from the dropdown menu at the top of dialogue box. (Select “the beginning of time” to clear everything.)
- Click the “Clear browsing data” button when finished
If you want to just delete specific autofill entries:
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select Settings
- Click “Show advanced settings” and find the “Passwords and forms” section
- Select Manage Autofill settings.
- In the dialog that appears, select the entry you’d like to delete from the list. Click the “x” that appears at the end of the row.
Linux and Windows
Just highlight it in the dropdown list (using the arrow keys, or your mouse cursor) and press delete on your keyboard.
Note that you may have to press SHIFT + DELETE in some cases, like if the autocomplete is in the address bar (URL) field.
- Start typing so that the unwanted autocomplete URL comes up.
- Hit FN + SHIFT + DELETE if you have a compact keyboard or SHIFT + DELETE ⌦ if you have a keyboard with separate delete ⌦ key (and no fn). If you have a non-Apple keyboard, shift+delete should do the trick.How to remove one or all auto-complete text entries in Chrome?