How to remove a specific autofill ID
This article describes how to remove an unwanted Yahoo! ID from the list of auto-fill IDs.
You can remove a choice from the text field if the browsers auto-fill feature keeps populating with an unwanted Yahoo! ID. It could have been one that was once mistyped or has recently been inactivated. Here are the instructions on how to do this for Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.
Internet Explorer and Firefox:
- Make sure there is no text in the text field where you enter your Yahoo! ID.
- Double-click in the text field. A pull-down menu of auto-fill IDs will appear.
- Move your cursor over the ID that you want to remove from auto-fill so that it's highlighted (don't click on it).
- Once the Yahoo! ID is highlighted, press the Delete key on your keyboard if you are using Windows; or Shift+Delete if you are using Mac OS.
Note: If there was a password saved for the account in Internet Explorer, a pop-up window will appear asking if you would like to delete the saved password as well. Choose the option that suits your needs best.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Select Settings from the menu.
- Select the Show advanced settings below, this opens a list of advanced options for your Google Chrome browser.
- In the Passwords and forms section, select Manage saved passwords.
- Move your cursor over the password you would like to remove and then select the "X" on the right.
This will remove that entry.
- Open Safari.
- Select Settings, which is indicated by a "gear" icon in the top-right corner.
- Select Preferences from the menu.
- Select Autofill.
- Select the Edit button next to "User names and passwords."
- Select the information you want to have removed by selecting it.
- Select Remove. (You also can click Remove all to erase all information if you would like.)
- Select the second and third edit tabs and repeat steps 4 and 5.
- Select Done.