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Safari autofill

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Glen Grayson Calculating status...
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Feb 14, 2012 8:52 AM

I have found that Safari's autofill has become so disfunctional. It used to be that you could start entering data like your name, and it would just fill in automatically across the whole form, and then you could edit as you went along. Now, each entry becmes a question answer session. What happened? I cannot even find where to enter the data on an autofill form in Safari. All I can find is a reference to my Address Book card, or to various URLs.

 

I am using Safair 5.1.2 in Snow Leopard 10.6.8.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 14, 2012 10:27 PM (in response to Glen Grayson)

    I'm not sure I follow.

     

    Did you go to the preferences window, then AutoFill tab, make sure the middle box is checkmarked.

  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,750 points)
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    Feb 15, 2012 4:30 PM (in response to Glen Grayson)

    Ahah! I was confused there and thought you were complaining about password/login fields not working right with auto-fill.

     

    If your next step doesn't work, post me screen shots of what you're seeing that shouldn't be that way.

  • 4940863492 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 9, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to Glen Grayson)

    This has annoyed me since I got my first Mac a year ago.  I've tried setting the contact as me, but it still doesn't work properly.

     

    I fixed it by going to Chrome (reluctantly).  It works like browsers used to, it's faster than Safari and it renders all websites correctly, not just most of them.  I'm not affiliated, the Chrome tooltip popups are very, very, very, very, very, very annoying but not as annoying as having to type my full email address every time I log into sites I visit on a regular basis.

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