How to enable or disable my Internet browser's Autocomplete

Updated: 01/05/2018 by Computer Hope

AutocompleteThis page is for users who are looking to toggle the Autocomplete data such as usernames, passwords, web addresses, and search queries, on or off. It is quite common for users to confuse Autocomplete with Autofill, and while they are not the same, many browsers use the same tools to enable and disable them. Users should also note that these are not the steps to delete individual search entries. To proceed, select your browser from the listing below and follow the steps.

Microsoft EdgeMicrosoft Edge Users

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click More Microsoft Edge More icon in the upper right-hand corner of the window.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. Scroll all the way to the bottom and select the The view advanced settings button. button.
  5. Move the switch next to Save form entries to Toggle switch set to on..

Internet ExplorerMicrosoft Internet Explorer users

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools Internet explorer tools icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select Internet Options from the drop-down menu.
  4. Under the Content tab, in the Autocomplete section, click the Settings button.
  5. Within this window, you can select the fields in which you'd like to store Autocomplete data by using the check boxes. This action turns Autocomplete On or Off based on what boxes are checked.
  6. Once you have made your selections, click OK.

Tip: To clear form history, visit our how to delete Autocomplete history page.

FirefoxMozilla Firefox users

  1. Click the The menu button in Firefox. button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window.
  2. Select The options button in Firefox. from the drop-down menu that appears.
  3. In the window that appears select The privacy and security tab in Firefox. on the left-hand side.
  4. On the screen that appears, next to Firefox will, select Use custom settings for history from the drop-down menu. Then, ensure that the box next to Remeber search and form history is checked.

How to enable autofill in Firefox.

Tip: To clear form history, visit our how to delete Autocomplete history page.

ChromeChrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click Customize and control Google Chrome Chrome settings icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Settings.
  4. At the bottom of Settings, click Advanced.
  5. In the Passwords and Forms section, click the arrow in the Autofill settings box.

The button to access the autofill settings in chrome.

  1. In the Autofill Settings menu, ensure that the slider is set to The toggle slider set to on..

Tip: To clear form history, visit our how to delete Autocomplete history page.

OperaOpera

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click Opera menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings from the drop-down menu that appears.
  4. In the window that appears, select Privacy and security from the left-hand menu.
  5. Under the Autofill section, make sure the box next to Enable auto-filling of forms on webpages is checked.

The section that allows users to turn on autofill in Opera.