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I want to delete some form data in Firefox. At Tools > Clear Recent History... there is option to delete all form data, but I do not want to do that. I expected that highlighting the entry I want deleted and pressing delete button would delete the it, but that does not work.

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

To delete saved form data in Firefox on a item-by-item basis:

  • Highlight what you want to be deleted in the drop-down.
  • Make certain that the drop-down remains on the screen.
  • Press Shift+Delete to remove that entry.

Note: If you click an item from the drop-down, it populates the input box and the drop-down disappears. If you highlight the text in the input box and press shift+delete, the only result is that the input box is cleared. Doing this does not delete the saved form data.

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+1 Worth a million – Auxiliary Nov 27 '13 at 20:20

Highlight the entry to be deleted and press shift+delete.


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Use the "Form History Control" extension. Can automatically cleanup just the unwanted formdata.

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