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:


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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.

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    Shift + Del worked fine in Chrome on my Mac Apr 13, 2017 at 10:56
  • Just as a hint for dummies like myself: it's the delete button, not backspace. It wont work with backspace (or shift + backspace)
    – Christoph
    Aug 2, 2017 at 18:52
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    oh my god. this is beautiful. thank you so much. Sep 12, 2018 at 18:21
  • Shift+Del doesn't do anything
    – monstro
    Nov 23, 2018 at 12:52

If [Shift + Del] or [Fn + Shift + Del] doesn't do it, there's another way to edit Autofill information in Chrome.

Click the Chrome menu (three horizontal bars at the far right of the browser toolbar), choose Settings, and then click Show advanced settings... at the bottom of the page.

Next, under the Passwords and forms heading, click Manage Autofill settings.

On the pop-up, double-click the item you want to edit.

On the second pop-up, hover over the info item you want to delete and click the X that appears to the right.

Finally, click OK to close the second pop-up and Done to close the first.


I have a Mac with a keyboard that does not have separate Delete and Backspace buttons, just Delete. I use Chrome. For me, the answer by sblair above was exactly what worked for me, and I was unable to get it to work as it did for Django above. I used this technique to remove a previously entered incorrect username to a site and did not want that to confuse me in the future as a possible choice.

In short, I entered fn + shift + delete on a Mac with Chrome while hovered over the bad username entry in the dropdown choice of autofill entries.

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