One fun way of using the latest major browsers is that, they offer the known auto-fill feature. What this feature does, just in case you still might not know, it remembers the information you enter on text fields (such as filling out forms on a web page), so that the next time you go back to the same page, you will only be greeted with the suggestions of the same entries rather than re-typing them.
You may, at this point, want to know what you can do, especially if you’re stuck on a Facebook log-in page with your e-mail on it (or probably somebody else’s e-mail you want to get rid of), or if you have accidentally saved a misspelled entry.
Note that this feature is not Facebook-dependent in the most general sense. Facebook offers the keep me logged in feature to make Facebook recommend the same e-mail address or user ID next time you log-in, but outside this, you have to know that if your e-mail is still stuck even without you ticking that check box, that, then is browser-dependent.
Generally, almost everyone would suggest that if you simply clear the browser’s history. Today, we will have the three major browsers as examples: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
- On the Firefox tab found on the top left of your browser window, or If your menu bar is on, simply click on History, and under the drop-down menu, select Clear recent history.
Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+DEL.
- Be sure that the item Form & Search History is checked on the list, and be sure to select the proper Time range to clear before pressing the Clear Now button.
Click on the menu icon found on the top right of your browser window, then select History. This will open a new tab.
Alternatively, you may use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+H.
- Locate the button Clear browsing data… on top of the page. This will open a small window.
- Select the time range (whether you only want to clear items within the past week or since the beginning of time), and be sure to check the Clear saved Autofill form data.
- Click on Clear browsing data button.
- Click on the tools icon found on the top right of the browser window, then under Safety, select Delete browsing history…
For convenience, use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+DEL.
- Be sure to check Form data. Click the Delete button.
Note that the steps above will remove absolutely all selected items from the history within the selected time range.
You do not need to restart your browser for the changes to take effect.
Funnily, there are but a very simple trick for removing specific items from the list of autofill entries when logging in to your Facebook. If you want to delete your e-mail from the list of suggestions, you can simply:
- Hover your pointer to the entry that you want to remove. You may also use your arrow keys to select without pressing Enter.
- Press SHIFT+DEL. This will instantly remove the entry from the list.
Note that if a password is associated with that entry, you may be asked if you wanted to continue the removal which will also delete the password from the record.
Lastly, for Mozilla Firefox, there’s a plug-in named Form History Control that allows you to take more administrative control over your history and other sensitive information saved as cache or cookies or forms. You may go to http://goo.gl/55zxK to learn more or to download.