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Mitchell Rose Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

Autofill worked perfectly in v5.  You type a few letters and it suggests the various data you've typed into fields of that name before. Now you type a letter, and your only option is add info from the Address Book.  Which information?  I have 5 email addresses... so I have to type the whole address out -- which is not Autofill.


Does anyone know a way to get it to behave in the previous way?


Thanks very much.

Mac Pro Quad 2.66, Mac OS X (10.5.8), FCP 7.0
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,135 points)

    Have you checked the settings?  Safari Preferences> Autofill.

    Are "User names & passwords"and "Other forms" both checked, in addition to your Address Book box?

  • Mattsharp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know how to fix it but also find it the most annoying backward step of 5.1.  Apple, bring back the previous auto-fill, please!!!

  • Saxman Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    I have them all checked, but it makes no difference, it still shows as a little box, not the actual information, like it used to. This is defnitely a matter of trying to fix what ain't broken, & now it's broken! They really need to bag this unneeded & cumbersome "update", & go back to what was working perfectly well!

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,135 points)

    So, Saxman -- You're looking at the Autofill pane, all three boxes are checked.

    You click on "Edit" next to "User Names & Passwords" and you can't see any listed?

    I have tons.

    Same for "Other."

  • Mitchell Rose Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I've tried every permutation of checkboxes.  Nothing allows me to type the first number of my phone number and have it suggest the various options.  All I get is an icon for my vCard which will put in whatever phone number it likes -- no choice. Ridiculous.


    Today is Google Chrome moving day.

  • Steve Thomas5 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Autofill is now c*!:p no matter what I do it will not work half as well as the old. Bring back the old.

  • C. Freire Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue.






    Because I fill in a lot of forms a day this 5.1 update is a true **** for me...



    I hope this will be fixed in a future update / release.

    Safari must rock on.



  • Ryfromsylmar Level 1 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.  Hope a patch is forthcoming! I'm scanning around the net to see what I can find out.

  • Pappasbike Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)

    I'm not liking this either but there seems to be a way to mitigate this somewhat. If you click the Autofill option in Safari preferences and then click edit next to Using Info From Address Book you'll be taken to your address book entry with check boxes next to the data fields. You can then uncheck the email addresses, phone numbers, etc. that you don't want to be used for autofill.


    I agree I preferred the old system where it would recognize the info you were filling in and then just complete it. I haven't tried unchecking the Using Info From Address book. Don't know how it will handle autofill then.

  • Ryfromsylmar Level 1 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.

  • Mitchell Rose Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I don't have a TM backup of it, but I have 5.05 on another machine.  Think I can just copy the app over, or is the library structure in 5.1 different enough that things will be broken?



  • Ryfromsylmar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I overwrote the new App file (in Applications) with the old version and it seems to be working OK. That being said, I've seen in other threads here that there may be problems. So far, all good for me. Had history, recent bookmarks, and auto fill works perfect as before.


    My logic was to try it and if it didn't work I'd be no worse off than before and could just reload the 5.1.


    So far, no regrets!

  • Mitchell Rose Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Yep, worked fine.  Friends, this is the solution. Just find a 5.05 copy and dump it in.



  • DeaconMac Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    AutoFill is simply and completely dysfunctional and useless in Safari 5.1. Someone, please, find a way to revert to the 5.0.x AutoFill. (In the meantime, I'm re-installing Safari 5.0.5.) This new AutoFill system, with the pop-up box, would add about 3 hours a day to my workload! (That's NOT an exaggeration...I do a LOT of form filling!).

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