View Full Version : microsoft ie autocomplete & password questions
04-16-2003, 01:58 PM
I have a e-mail account that I accidentally said don't remember my password to. Is there anyway to get back to that prompt so that I can save the username/password on it?
also, with the autocomplete on web forms, is there any way to get rid of an entry? let's say, for instant, I typed "animal sex" on google, and I don't want anyone else to see it....is there any way to get rid of JUSt the "animal sex" entry?
and finally, with autocompleting the url addresses, is there any way to manage that as well/
let's say, I have http://www.gotapex.com/chat.php, and I hate seeing that cuz it makes me press the down arrow twice, instead of once to get to the deals.php page....is there any way to get rid of just the http://www.gotapex.com/chat.php entry?
04-16-2003, 02:41 PM
For e-mail if you are using outlook express, click on the tools tab, then the accounts tab, mail tab, then properties button on the right. Then click on servers tab, then in the center of the box enter your password and click on save password.
For your web browser problem I think you may have to clear the whole thing, what I do is right click your I.E. icon on the desk top then click properties at the bottom. Click on the generals tab and in the center of that box delete your cookies and then hit delete files, it may have a box for offline content you can check that off as well. I also clear the history trail at the bottom of that box as well.
As far as the third thing I guess I didn't understand the question, if you could explain it again that would be great.
04-16-2003, 10:00 PM
let me re-explain 1 and 3.
#1: the e-mail account is a web e-mail account.
so, it's the username/password field. like in yahoo or hotmail, where they have the username, and password fields. and the password gets the dots or something like that...
then, they ask you if you want it to remember your password or not. i accidentally clicked no, but i want it to, so that once you enter in your username, the password gets automatically entered in.
#3: is the address bar on top of the ie browser. where you enter in the http://www.blah.com
I have autocomplete on for my url.
if you don't know what I'm talking about...look at tools->internet options->content the personal information box has the autocomplete feature. click on that, and it'll let you autocomplete other stuff besides web forms.
anyways, back to the problem...let's say i enter in something like http://www.crazyanimalsex.com, and am embarrassed that I checked that site out...is there any way to get rid of just one url with the autocomplete feature? or do I have to get rid of all of them?
04-17-2003, 04:44 AM
#1 - If you clear your cookies, it may ask you again, but I'm not sure on that one.
#2 - if you double click on the blank field (or down arrow or type a letter), it'll pull up a list of the autocomplete words that can go there. Just scroll down the list & delete the ones you don't want anyone to see. I.e., if you type 's' and the google list shows:
senate majority leader
you can scroll right down until 'senate majority leader' is highlighted & just press delete so know one will know you're secretly interested in politics.
#3 - For this one, you can either delete your history file (tools.. Internet Options.. Clear History) or you can search the registry for that particular site & delete it from there. Of course, keep in mind the dangers of editing your registry, blah blah. (If anyone knows an easier way, pls let me know!)
04-17-2003, 02:13 PM
#3 - For this one, you can either delete your history file (tools.. Internet Options.. Clear History) or you can search the registry for that particular site & delete it from there. Of course, keep in mind the dangers of editing your registry, blah blah. (If anyone knows an easier way, pls let me know!) You can go into the windows history folder and delete that particular site. If you can not find the history folder, go to start, search, for files and folders, type in history.
04-17-2003, 02:15 PM
#1: the e-mail account is a web e-mail account. If you right click IE and click properties then delete your cookies from there it should re-ask your e-mail address and password when you go back to that site.
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