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  • 30. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    Steve Thomas5 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Been using Google Chrome and it is working very well. I don't really want to move away from Safari but will if it's not sorted soon. APPLE IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT

  • 31. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    lettermansgap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to chime in on this one. Safari's previously awesome autofill was the number 1 reason I used the browser. It saved me a tremendous amount of time. Now it's the slowest of my browsers for filling out forms.

  • 32. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    chris catalano Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)

    Please use the feedback form that someone posted a few posts back.  Its the only way to guarantee that Apple will see the disdain for this horrendously implemented feature.  I wonder sometimes who the heck tests this stuff before its released.  If it doesn't get fixed in the next release then thats one more indication that they have adopted the 'we know what you need more than you do, so we'll deliver what we want' attitude that has become the norm in some of their other products....

  • 33. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    Angus Hume Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    This is really frustrating for me as well. I can't use it at all anymore. I have submitted feedback to Apple as well.

  • 34. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    DeaconMac Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    AutoFill is still broken and unusable in the new Safari 5.1.1 released today. Apple just isn't listening.

  • 35. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    chris catalano Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)

    Can't say I'm surprised....

     

    Keep sending in those feedback forms.  Maybe even report it as a bug, since its sooooo broken.

  • 36. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    Samantha Thailer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I used the feedback form SIX MONTHS AGO on this deplorable "feature."   (It is a "feature" not a bug--they assume for those users with more than one address book, this is a good thing to let you choose.  But many of us--maybe most?--just have the one, so we dont need to choose, we just want the forms to autofill when we start typing, not have this slow, useless, annoying extra-step popup that we have to click and click again.  It IS two extra steps and FOR NO REASON. And i'ts SLOW..like others said, half the time it doesnt work when I click and I have to start all over again.  It was so intuitive before! I loved it!

     

    I used the feedbck form and I assume others did too, and they have not fixed it, no patch (unless I missed something). Between this and the "webpages aren't responding" mess, I want togo back to 5.05 but I dont know how--I have no old version in backups since I lost all my backups (see below!) . 

     

    WHy wuoldnt they give a choice at least so in prefs you could say whether you wanted popup to let you pcik which address book, or just have it full from your one automatically the old way?

     

    It is depressing how many weird, crummy, "WHO thought of this and WHAT were they THINKING?" "features"  Apple has come up with lately.  Like losing app switcher in Lion and getting rid of colors in sidebar.   or having Time Machine warn you AFTER the fact, not before, that it has deleted all your old backups due to lack of space on backup disk (I lost a year of them recently due to that!)  But this one really takes the cake. I'm trying to imagine the meeeting where someone said "Hey! I've got it! Instead of just autofilling immediately, let's create a popup of the user's sole address book that they have click on before they can autofill, and let's make them click on it twice! And let's not give them a choice about this behavior! Great idea!"

     

    Sam

  • 37. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    chris catalano Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)

    Makes me wonder if the feedback form is even worth the effort.  I honestly can't think of anything I submitted via a feedback form for any Apple product that has been acted on.

  • 38. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    rrd3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just recently upgraded from Tiger to Snow Leopard, and of course upgraded Safari along with it. Immediately noticed this SUPER ANNOYING PROBLEM with Autofill and figured there must be some control I'm missing to make it work the way it used to. To my dismay, I see that this IDIOTIC behavior is supposed to be a "feature" and there's no way to make it work properly. Argh!!

     

    This is even dumber than abandoning iDVD, and that's saying a lot.

  • 39. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    chris catalano Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)

    Might be time to move to Firefox.  Apple doesn't seem to care about this problem.  They seem to know best after all.  FF seems to pay more attention to the input of its users.

  • 40. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    Mitchla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've considered moving to Firefox or Chrome also. I haven't because I've decided that the bookmark syncing across all my OS/iOS devices is more important.

     

    Another Safari thing that's developed that irks me is the cursor used to default to the URL field so you could just start typing to get a URL.  Now I have to click in that field to get the cursor there.  Anyone know a fix for that?

  • 41. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    Saxman Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    I'm really sad & mad they haven't responded to al lthe complaints they have received about this horrible change in what was working perfectly well. I downgraded to 5.0.5 because of all the bugs & awful "upgrades" to some of the features, as this, assuming they would work the kinks out, so I could move up to 5.1. Obviously, that's not happening, and I must wonder why there's not more users complaining...

  • 42. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    Emma Richardson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am running Safari 5.2 and this still has the same behavior - I am now typing in forms - come on Apple!!

  • 43. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    Saxman Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    Does anyone know if any of the updates, up to 5.1.7, have corrected this Autofill fiasco? I've been using 5.0.5 and would like to upgrade, but not if that feature is still like having no Autofill at all.  Thanks

  • 44. Re: Hate Autofill in Safari 5.1
    chris catalano Level 2 Level 2 (280 points)

    Not as far as I know. And don't hold your breath.  I don't think you'll ever see Apple admit they screwed up a design element again.  Maps was probably the last time they'll admit failure.

    Saxman wrote:

     

    Does anyone know if any of the updates, up to 5.1.7, have corrected this Autofill fiasco? I've been using 5.0.5 and would like to upgrade, but not if that feature is still like having no Autofill at all.  Thanks