I want to activate some options in Google Chrome that my system administrator forgot to enable, namely autocomplete forms and remembering passwords. I need root permissions to change them via GUI, but I can modify the configuration files by old-school typing. Which file and what lines should I look for?
There is a file called "Preferences" within the "User Data/<Profile>" folder that appears to contain these settings. The location of this file varies according to OS. For the "Default" profile this is located at:
You then need to search for the appropriate setting in that file. I would close Chrome (and backup) first as this file appears to be updated automatically as you navigate tabs.
"Enable Auto-fill to fill in web forms in a single click." appears to be stored here:
"Offer to save passwords I enter on the web."