Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sometimes, some things are better meant to be private and shouldn't be shown when others watch.

How can I remove individual auto-fill suggestions so that they don't re-appear?

I don't wish to remove them all because some auto-fill suggestions are handy to have...

Here is a quick example using the Ask Question button here, at least two questions don't belong there:

share|improve this question
Oh, for what it's worth, I found that screenshot amusing. –  slhck Aug 17 '11 at 21:02
haha I'd re-add it if I could be anonymous. ;) –  InquilineKea Aug 17 '11 at 21:03
Is this a bad time to point out that edit history is public? –  grawity Aug 17 '11 at 21:32
Dang, missed it. –  Moab Aug 17 '11 at 22:42
Your question is marked as too low quality, so I've added it again as it is a good example. If you really want it gone you should flag the question for moderator attention so that developers can nuke any reference to the image in question. Editing a question doesn't make you hide things on this site, especially not when users refer to it and people (of which you try to hide it) click to see it anyway when they want to. –  Tom Wijsman Aug 18 '11 at 15:18

1 Answer 1

up vote 6 down vote accepted

Hover the mouse cursor over each one and press the specified key.

Most browsers: Del

Chrome: Shift + Del

Mac + Chrome: Fn + Shift + Del

In some browsers, this also works for removing history entries from the address bar.

share|improve this answer
Thanks - that worked =) –  InquilineKea Aug 17 '11 at 20:52

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.