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#1 365_days_gone

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:08 PM

How do I get it so that a drop down box does not come up when I type something in on google? If Ive already searched..."cats" as an example, when I start typing in c...a a box comes up with other searches beginning wih those letters.

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#2 Joshuacat

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:17 PM

What web browser are you using? FireFox, Internet Explorer, or another...

Let us know.
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:17 PM

Firefox.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:29 PM

With the latest version of Firefox(1.5.0.6).

Click, Tools, Options.
Click the Privacy Icon.
Click the tab Saved Forms.
Click the button Clear Saved Form Data Now

You could uncheck the button ...Save information I enter in forms and the Search Bar if you do not want this feature on.

Hope that helps,
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:30 PM

No, cause if I do that, wont I lose all my usernames and passwords that I have automatically keep me signed in? I dont want to have to reeneter it all. Alot of them I dont even know my passwords for and have to go track them down.

I know for sure that here is a way to turn it off on the actuall google.com website. I remember doing it before.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:36 PM

http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.p...ctx=en:contact1

This tells you how, but I still cant get it done. The instructions arent very specific.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:46 PM

it sounds like you have to click on Clear Saved Form Data Now. I don't think it will clear your passwords because passwords is in a different tab. Alos it says clear form data not password (there is another button for that).

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:48 PM

I think this is what you want to do to disable the storing of searches in Google:


"Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to the "Tools" menu.
2. Select "Options" > "Privacy" > "History."
3. Click on "Clear." To completely disable the history function, set "Remember visited pages for the last X days" to zero ("0").
4. Click "OK" to exit."

You will need to restart Ff for this to take effect.
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 07:10 PM

With the instructions that I posted earlier they will not delete any of your usernames or passwords. As frankie12 said, that option is under the Passwords tab. I have to disagree with John, his instructions will only delete your browser history. Mine will delete the search bar history, and any information you have typed into forms.

An example would be the info you typed into a survey, or if you signed up for something(new ISP account). Iif you had to fill in another form with the field lastname(as an example), it would remember your lastname as soon as you typed in a character or 2. Just like when you starting typing in C, it listed cats.

I hope I explained that properly...

Edited by Joshuacat, 30 August 2006 - 07:18 PM.

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