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Published on 11.06.07 by Brent Trahan

Internet Explorer 7 AutoComplete

Learn how to turn AutoComplete features on or off in Internet Explorer 7 (IE7).

This guide shows you how to turn AutoComplete features on or off in Internet Explorer 7. AutoComplete features are when IE7 automatically fills in web addresses in the address bar, forms, and user name and passwords on forms based on what you type.

Turn AutoComplete Feature On/Off

  1. Click Tools in the upper right corner of Internet Explorer 7 and then select Internet Options.
  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Click the Settings button next to AutoComplete.
  4. Check off any AutoComplete features you want or uncheck any you don’t want turned on.

Web Addresses: When you start typing www.go in the address bar IE7 will automatically fill in the rest (www.google.com) for you based on previous website you’ve visited.

Forms: Let’s say you’re filling in your name and address on a form on a website. The forms feature of AutoComplete will detect when you’re typing your name in a name box and fill the rest in for you automatically. This also applies to address, phone number, zip code, and more.

User names and passwords on forms: Saves a user name and password for a website. When you type the first letter of the user name it’ll fill in the rest and fill in the password for you.

Prompt me to save passwords: If you don’t want IE7 to remember you passwords uncheck this option.

Note: AutoComplete may not work on all websites. Websites have the ability to tell IE7 to not use AutoComplete on their site.

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