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Featured Tip:

Clear dropdown menus and passwords in Internet Explorer


Courtesy: Jerome Maher. Posted: Monday, Feb 25, 2002

Microsoft Internet Explorer, by default, remembers everything you type into a form on a Web page.

This is not always a good idea especially if what you type in is an account or credit card number. If you type dubious search terms into a search engine these will be available to anyone who uses the same search engine on the computer through Internet Explorer.

The browser keeps a list of everything you have ever typed into one of these fields and as soon as you go to type a new item into form it lists entries you have typed before in a pulldown box. To clear these items do the following:

Open Internet Explorer.
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. Then click the Content tab.
Next, choose the AutoComplete button.
Check off Clear Forms and/or Clear Passwords to clear all saved items from the AutoComplete history.
You can also permanently turn off some or all of the options from within this menu if you like. Click OK a couple of times to exit.

To clear individual items from the list of form or password suggestions, click the item in the list of suggestions for that field and then press DELETE.

To clear your AutoComplete history for Web addresses, do this:
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
Click the General tab.
Click Clear History, and then click OK.

That's it!

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