6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2013 3:34 AM by ramfrmcairo
Bado Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hi guys,

I really love the autofill feature in Safari but this is driving me nuts:

in my address book card I have several email addresses. For the autofill feature Safari always uses my podcast address labelled "other". I definitely don't want that to be my standard address but the one labelled "home". How on earth can I tell Safari/Address Book to use this one? I already tried changing the order - no success.

 

Any ideas?

 

Cheers,

Bado


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: Change email address for autofill in Safari
    Joe Gramm Level 5 Level 5 (6,315 points)

    I've looked through AddressBook and Safari Preferences and could not find an obvious way. Internet search turned up nothing. One Discussion here suggested Autofill may use the 1st one in order, but it seems you tried that.

  • 2. Re: Change email address for autofill in Safari
    alexp94 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have the same exact problem.  Only way to get it to choose the email address I want is to basically type most of it, or up to the letter where it distinguishes itself from the others. Like the new autofill feature in lion except for this email problem.

  • 3. Re: Change email address for autofill in Safari
    wtbowman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To change the email address that autofill uses while in Safari click on Safari>Preferences>AutoFill. Make sure the box is check next to "Using info from my Address Book card" then click edit to the right of that. Your Address Book card wil open and have check boxes to the right of you info. Check the items you want to use for autofill.

     

    Hope this helps.

  • 4. Re: Change email address for autofill in Safari
    EagleSongs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the exact same problem. I tried WTBowman's solution, but I see no check boxes when Address Book comes up. It opens my card in Edit mode, but there are no check boxes to select which ones to use.

     

    I am using OS 10.6.8 (not Lion).

    -ME

  • 5. Re: Change email address for autofill in Safari
    manuel31 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried WTBowman's solution, and I don't get check boxes to select what info I want Auto Fill to use. I'm using Lion.

  • 6. Re: Change email address for autofill in Safari
    ramfrmcairo Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I had the same problems as above, info in autofill was being pulled from the wrong card. Could not change the card in contacts or on the mac.

    It seems the solution is a mix of what WTBowman and Joe Gramm above mentioned.

     

    First, log in to www.icloud.com..

    *open contacts,

    *choose the card you want to be your contact card

    * click on settings from the bottom left of the screen and choose "Make This My Card"

     

    On your mac, open contacts and order the info (phones, emails, addresses) in the order you want it to be pulled with. The first item will be the one autofill will use to complete your forms.

     

    I am using Mavericks 10.9