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Bickity Level 1 (25 points)

Anyone else having issues with using AutoFill with 5.1? I have tried a couple times on differnent sites and it is grabbing the wrong info. Address Book info is correct and it worked great before the update.

MacBook Pro; Mac Mini; TV Classic; 3GS iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)

    From your Safari menu bar click Safari / Preferences then select the Autofill tab.


    Click the Edit button next to: Other forms. Click Remove All.


    Quit then relaunch Safari to see if that helped.

  • Bickity Level 1 (25 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion, I tried and still no luck.


    I guess I should have had more detail in my first post. The problem seems to be handling multiple information in vcards (home and work address, 4 email addresses, etc), it will grab the home address but work city and so on. Just doesn't seem well thought out in 5.1, worked much better before.

  • Ryfromsylmar Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah I have been having problems too. Seems to inconsistently pick all or just some of the info from the Address Book. I'm especially noticing no "State" info being auto-filled across the board. Also I get it auto-filling my email address on some web sites but not others. Weird.  I'm scanning around the net to see what I can find out.

  • Pappasbike Level 3 (560 points)

    In Safari preferences at Autofill if you click edit by the Using Info From Addressbook you will be taken to your addressbook entry. There you will see check boxes by all the data fields. I have several email addresses and phone numbers that I don't wnat used for entry on forms. I unchecked those which seems to have improved things.


    However I preferred the old way where Safari would recognize what you're typing in and just finish it for you.

  • Ryfromsylmar Level 1 (0 points)

    Well the FIX for me was pretty basic: back to the old version! I pulled it from my Time Machine backup from July 19 and everything rocks again!  I'm going to wait for the inevitable patch from Apple and then move ahead. In the meantime, I've got a totally working autofill like the good old days.

  • slivesay Level 1 (0 points)

    When filling out a form that starts with, my name for instance, autofill defaults to the wrong address. I tried unchecking entries in my address book but it still selects my work address to autofill. I only have my work address and home address. Home address is the only one selected.

    If, however I skip down to my address and start typing the correct address, then it will fill the correct information.

  • Pappasbike Level 3 (560 points)

    Yeah, I noticed that unchecking the data fields in your address book entry doesn't get rid of the info you don't want to be used. Seems like there are a lot of little issues, especially with Safari, that need to be corrected.

  • Timiambeing Level 1 (0 points)

    Safari 5.1 autofil is awful, counter productive!!! Bring back the old version, that was rubbish often, but having to click a pop-up then another to select address book is terrible - whoever though of that wants shooting!!!

  • Pappasbike Level 3 (560 points)

    It seems there are sveral issues that might warrant shooting But I agree about the autofill. The concept is good IF you could actually select the data fields in your address acard that you wanted to use.OR it gave you a selection in that pop up window of the info so you could pick the ones you want. I use 1Password for some of these things and if it has multiple log in info you have the option to click the one you want. At least in Safari if you just start typing in the field it recognizes what you're typing and completes it for you. But as I said I think there are multiple issues in Lion that need to be addressed.

  • miktan66 Level 1 (0 points)

    auotofill icon.jpg I have just used a work around for Autofill In Safari 5.1,

    go to view,customize toolbar drag the autofill Icon on to your toolbar.


    In web pages click in the first field of the web form, then click on autofill icon. works well and is quick.

    Hope this helps



  • paul Heinemann Level 1 (0 points)

    Safari 5.1 Autofill is terrible.  They tried to fix that which wasn't broken.

  • sxrxrr Level 1 (0 points)

    Safari 5.1 is worse than 4, period.  Autofill used to be very nice.  Now it pops up a dialog box and makes me select myself and then fills in all kinds of incorrect information.  For example, it fills in a field on the web page asking for id and password with my last name.  Now this is a web page that has a section for my existing credentials and a seperate section to create an id if one has none.  Autofill used to work fine, filling in my credentials.  Now it fills in the entire page and, of course, that isn't right.


    Apple, please bring back the old code!

  • DeaconMac Level 1 (5 points)

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

  • SpaceSimian Level 1 (0 points)

    This isn't a fix, but it may help you get the right info in auto-fill. I rearranged all my contact info in Address Book so that the Phone Number, Email address, and Physical Address I want to appear in Auto-fill are the first ones in each section. Now those are the ones that are used for Auto-fill.

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