November 18, 2012

How to delete browser autofill field value(s)?

Have you ever mistyped a username or a word in a text field of a form on a website? If autofill is enabled, the browser stores the (mis)typed word in its cache and associates it with the dropdown of that text field. In such cases, have you wanted to delete such words from the browser cache?

One way is to delete/clear all of your browser cache – which is not effective though as it wipes out all of the cache.

The way to delete only a specific entry from the cache is to use keyboard to navigate to the required value in the dropdown list and hit “Del”. In some of the older browser versions, “Shift” + “Del” may be needed. Note that this holds good for URLs in location bar as well.

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