How to use Auto-fill Google Chrome

Tired of filling in web forms with the same information time and time again? The Auto-fill feature lets you complete forms with just one click.

Your address information is stored in Google Chrome
The first time you fill in a form, Google Chrome automatically saves the contact information that you enter, like your name, address, phone number or email address, as an Auto-fill entry. You can store several addresses as separate entries.

Credit card information can also be stored securely
The browser can save your credit card information, with your explicit permission. When you enter credit card information on a form, Google Chrome asks you at the top of the page whether you’d like to save the information. Click Save info if you’d like the credit card to be saved as an Auto-fill entry.

It takes just one click to fill in a form
When you start filling in a form, the Auto-fill entries that match what you’re typing appear in a menu. Select an entry to complete the form automatically with information from the entry.
Google Chrome also saves the text that you’ve typed in specific form fields. The next time that you fill out the same field, text that you’ve typed in the past appears in a menu. Just select the text that you want to use from the menu to insert it directly into the field.

Preview a form before you fill it in
To see how Google Chrome will complete a form before it actually fills it in, hover over an Auto-fill entry in the menu with your mouse. The fields that can be completed automatically are highlighted in yellow.

Manage your Auto-fill entries

  •     Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
  •      Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome OS).
  •     Click the Personal Stuff tab and find the “Auto-fill” section.
  •     Click Manage Auto-fill settings.
  •     In the dialogue that appears, you can create as many profiles as you like:
  1. To save a new address entry, scroll to the end of the “Addresses” section and click Add new street address.
  2. To save a new credit card entry, scroll to the end of the “Credit Cards” section and click Add new credit card.
  3. To edit an existing entry, double-click it in the list to open the editing dialogue.
  4. To delete an existing entry, select it from the list and click the x that appears at the end of the row.
  5. If you’re using a Mac, addresses from your Address Book are included as potential Auto-fill matches by default. If you’d prefer not to see those addresses, deselect the “Include addresses from my Address Book” checkbox.

Delete all Auto-fill entries and saved text

  • Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Tools.
  • Select Clear browsing data.
  • In the dialogue that appears, select the “Clear saved Auto-fill form data” checkbox.
  • Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select the beginning of time to clear everything.
  • Click Clear browsing data.

Delete specific Auto-fill entries

  •     Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
  •     Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome OS).
  •     Click the Personal Stuff tab and find the “Auto-fill” section.
  •     Click Manage Auto-fill settings.
  •     In the dialogue that appears, select the entry that you’d like to delete from the list.
  •     Click the x that appears at the end of the row.

Delete specific saved text

When you type in a form field, a menu may appear, containing past text that you’ve typed in the field. To delete a specific piece of saved text, select it in the menu, using the arrows on your keyboard, then press Shift+Delete.

Enable or Disable Auto-fill

Auto-fill is typically turned on by default. Follow the steps below to disable it.

  • Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on Chrome OS).
  • Click the Personal Stuff tab and find the “Auto-fill” section.
  • Deselect the “Enable Auto-fill to fill in web forms in a single click” checkbox.

 

Comments

  1. Ian Mega on April 11, 2012 at 12:43 am said:

    Macbook white, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Chrome 18.0.1025.151, to delete auto-saved text, select the text and press Fn-Delete,***NOT Shift-Delete.***

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