How to Disable and Clear your browsers AutoFill features

Modern browsers are getting smarter (or scarier) and can remember the information you have put into forms on websites and this is not just AbtracOnline but any form you fill out.

Sometimes this information will be automatically put into AbtracOnline if the browser thinks that it’s saving you time by adding the information for you.

Here are the instructions on how to turn that off if you find it more of a hindrance than helpful. (n.b. these instructions are accurate as at September 2018 and may change as the browsers change. Feel free to call us for assistance if they don’t make sense.)

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Chrome: How to turn of Autofill

Chrome: How to remove remembered information

FireFox: How to turn of Autofill

FireFox: How to remove remembered information

Turning Off Autofill in Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu icon. (Three lines at the top right of the screen.)
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. At the top search Autofill forms
  4. Go to Addresses section

Here you have two options

Option 1: Uncheck AutoFill forms (which will stop all forms for remembering data, even login screens)

Option 2: Remove the addresses you have in the list to stop filling random fields in forms.

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Removing remembered information in Chrome

This will remove all of your remembered information in Chrome, not just information remembered about Abtrac.

  1. Click the Chrome menu icon. (Three lines at the top right of the screen.)
  2. Click on More Tools.
  3. Select Clear browsing data.
  4. At the top, change to Advanced and choose “All time” option to clear all saved data.
  5. Make sure that the “Autofill form data” option is checked.
  6. Click Clear data.

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Turning Off Autofill in FireFox

  1. Click on the Firefox menu icon. (Three lines at the top right of the screen.)
  2. Click on Options.
  3. Choose the Privacy icon.
  4. In the History section choose Firefox will: “Use custom settings for history.”
  5. Uncheck “Remember search and form history.”
  6. Click OK

 

Clearing Autofill Data in Firefox

This will remove all of your remembered information in FireFox, not just information remembered about Abtrac.

  1. Click on the Firefox menu icon. (Three lines at the top right of the screen.)
  2. Click on History
  3. Click on “Clear Recent History.”
  4. In the Time Range, choose “Everything.”
  5. Click on the arrow next to Details to display a list of items to clear.
  6. Make sure “Form & Search History” is checked.
  7. Click Clear Now.