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Mac IE 5.1 - why no autocomplete like PC version ?
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Don C - iMac
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Mar 1, 2002, 04:47 PM
 
My PC at work has Windows XP and IE 6.0. I have autocomplete enabled. For example, IE 6.0 remembers when I type
Z and autocompletes Zeiss in ebay search (or lists all
Z entries and I can choose). This feature works for most web sites.

Why doesn't Mac IE 5.1 offer this feature ? Or does it and I can't find it ?

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Fredo
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Mar 2, 2002, 04:18 PM
 
It should be under Edit - Preferences - Forms AutoFill.
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AKcrab
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Mar 2, 2002, 04:47 PM
 
That's not the same thing. Autocomplete is to store your name, address, cc#, etc. for use in forms. IE autocompletes url's for me, and disabling autofill didn't turn it off.

Use mozilla. Problem solved.
     
Fredo
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Mar 2, 2002, 04:57 PM
 
In IE 5.1, you have two choices, AutoFill Profile, and Forms AutoComplete. You may have success in Forms AutoComplete.
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Mar 2, 2002, 06:08 PM
 
We can do this. It's under preferences -> Browser display -> Toolbar settings.

Check the box that says "Use Address Autocomplete".

Works like a charm.
     
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Mar 2, 2002, 06:10 PM
 
Whoops, I read your post wrong. I'm an idiot.
     
AKcrab
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Mar 2, 2002, 06:16 PM
 
You're NOT talking about the url bar. I don't think that feature exists in any of the Mac browsers.. Maybe omniweb, i've hardly used it.
     
Don C - iMac  (op)
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Mar 2, 2002, 06:22 PM
 
Thanks to all for the comments. It appears this great Windows IE 6.0
feature ( automatically autocomplete data for all forms, not just URL's) does NOT exist in Mac IE 5.1.

I will hope for an future upgrade.

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yoyo52
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Mar 3, 2002, 12:19 AM
 
I regularly turn off that kind of feature in Word, and except for particular information that I want the browser to complete, I'd turn it off in IE as well. I do use the autocomplete personal information stuff cause I hate to fill in all that information every time I enter a dealmac contest
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Danny Ricci
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Mar 3, 2002, 02:00 AM
 
Check under preferences for "Forms AutoFill".. It works fine for me, but I don't like the feature so I leave it off.
     
   
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