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Is there a way to stop the gmail address field (on the login page) from displaying all the gmail addresses that you have ever typed in it?

When logging in with Google Chrome or trying to set up a new account, anything you type which starts with the same letter as the one that you are trying to use currently will show up in the auto-complete field, I don't want that.

I understand that this is a convenient feature in some cases, but the thing is--I know this shouldn't've happened, but it has actually happened more than once--I sometimes mistyped my password in the Gmail address field right after the address, mistakingly assuming that the prompt had already been moved to the password field, and then hit "Enter" without looking first. The next time I tried to enter my Gmail address, it popped up the address followed by my password as one of the entries on the list of email addresses that shows up, and I couldn't get rid of the entry.

Is there a way to remove these? The autofill feature in Chrome is a time saver, and so I don't really want to turn it off. It would be helpful to be able to edit out some of the typed info, though, so it won't show up again -- is this possible to do?

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Your information is not being sent out. It stays on your machine. –  Xavierjazz Jan 23 '11 at 11:37

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You can remove entries from the list using the following steps:

  1. Select the "Username" field and make sure it is blank

  2. Press on your keyboard, a list of all of the "remembered" entries should appear.

  3. Using & highlight an entry you would like to delete.

  4. Press delete. (Note that you may need to use shift+delete, fn+delete, ctrl+delete (Ubuntu) in some instances, like if the remembered entry is in the address / URL bar).

  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until satisfied.

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Awesome if you try several usernames (because you don't remember what you used) and afterward you always have incorrect options in the suggestions that confuse you. –  Eloff Mar 30 '12 at 17:16
Will this delete all autofill entries from Chrome, or will it only delete some of them? (Also, is there any way to delete all autofill text from all search boxes in Chrome)? –  Anderson Green Apr 12 '13 at 4:13
@AndersonGreen, you can use "Clear browser data..." button on Chrome's Settings page to clear all the entries. Just select Clear saved passwords and Clear saved Autofill form data. –  alanaktion Apr 26 '13 at 14:47
It appears as of v28 (possibly sooner), delete alone will not remove entries anymore, you must use shift+delete everywhere now. –  Jeff Mercado Jul 18 '13 at 17:55
This doesn't work for me for search entries, just URLs. Does it work for anyone else? Edit: v28 –  Sidnicious Jul 20 '13 at 17:59

On a Macintosh, type enough text to bring up the autofill entry you would like to remove and use the arrow keys to highlight the entry you would like to delete, then do fn+shift+delete and the entry will be deleted.

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Cannot get this to work in Mavericks on Chrome 37 –  Geuis Oct 17 '14 at 21:44
At first I thought this didn't work. Then I realised it was actually in my bookmarks. If there's a star next to it, you should go to bookmark manager and use the search feature to find it. Mine was labelled "New Tab" –  Jason Jan 15 at 22:42
After trying many different key combinations, I found out: Ctrl Shift Fn Delete would work. –  Bùi Thanh Hải May 13 at 11:21

You can also choose "Chrome Autofill Settings" from the dropdown list which will give you a settings page/pop-up that allows you to edit and/or remove entries from the autofill options.

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