1899 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2007 5:03 PM by Rachel R
Are you referring to the automatic prompts that appear when typing in a URL in the address window? If you are, pressing the spacebar once before typing in the URL eliminates the prompts. This is the only easy workaround at the moment.
If you are referring to something else, please be more specific about where you see the "predictive text" appearing.
Hello, thanks for your prompt reply.
The text appears in any of the web browsers I use. For example in Google - I'll type in "A" and everything I've ever searched for beginning with A will appear in a box underneath the bar. It is the same in Wikipedia, or eBay, or any other site when I use the search option.
I know it's not life or death, but it is annoying. and it meant everybody could see what each other was searching for in regards to buying Xmas presents for one another off of eBay!
MacBook Mac OS X (10.4.8) iPod Nano 1st Gen/iPod 4th Gen
I don't see the search-engine "suggestion" prompts in Safari, however, I'm using AcidSearch, rather than Safari's Google default. Acid Search shows a list of recent searches rather than potential prompts relative to what I'm typing. These searches can be cleared at one's discretion.
In Firefox, the prompts do appear. If you click on the small triangle next to the G, a drop down menu appears. Select "manage search engines" at the bottom of the list. In the ensuing panel, uncheck "show search suggestions".
Don't see any such selection in Camino.
Let me know if you are looking for further clarification.
It's true that with Safari it's all or nothing, as in you either have autofill turned on for all web sites or for none. But you can selectively delete autofill entries after they've been saved.
Go to Safari in the menubar, select Preferences, and select the Autofill tab. Make sure the box next to "Other forms" is selected. The click on "Edit" next to "Other forms." There you can click on any web site that has autofill entries and click "Remove" to delete those entries.
I do this periodically, deleting all but a few web sites where I prefer to keep my autofill entries.