[thesite] what do you call this feature?

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Wed Jan 2 12:05:23 CST 2002


> From: Warden, Matt
> It's AutoComplete and it's on by default.

there's a popup the first time you use it the asking if you'd like to leave
it on (or is it asking to enable it?  i don't recall).

> It doesn't work on type="password" fields of if some
> attribute (like noautocomplete="true" or something)
> is set. Also, in my experience, it doesn't seem to
> work anywhere that is in https://

it also, regrettably, does not work on textareas.

> It's rather handy. Though, I think i've turned it off.
> I can't remember why, though. I think it may have been
> when I was testing some of my forms and putting a bunch
> of junk data in the fields, which IE would so kindly
> remember.

ah, then here's a tip.

<tip type="internet explorer" author=".jeff">

while an item in your auto complete dropdown is highlighted, press the
delete key to remove that item from the list.


i use auto complete for quick form fill-in when testing/debugging
applications.  for me, it's a life-saver.  i also regularly find myself
deleting entries like "asdf", "adsf", etc. or using those entries on
registration forms for sites i'm certain will be spamming me.  email?  down
arrow, highlight "asdf at asdf.asd", tab.  *grin*

good luck,


jeff at members.evolt.org

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