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AutoComplete options for Internet Explorer

Save time when you sign in to Yahoo by using Internet Explorer's AutoComplete feature. AutoComplete stores your Yahoo ID and password in your browser's cache so the Sign-in fields are automatically filled out for you whenever you're asked to sign in to Yahoo.

AutoComplete Settings

Verified through version 10

Enable or disable AutoComplete

  1. Click the Tools icon Tools menu icon | select Internet Options.
    - The "Internet Options" window appears.
  2. Click Content.
  3. Under "AutoComplete," click Settings.
  4. Select or deselect User names and passwords on forms.
  5. Click OK.
    - The "AutoComplete Settings" window closes.
  6. Click OK.
    - The " Internet Options" window closes.
  7. Restart Internet Explorer.

Prevent AutoComplete from remembering your password

When Internet Explorer asks if you'd like your password stored:

  1. Click the Down arrow icon .
  2. Select Don't ask again or No.
    • Don't ask again - The Yahoo ID and password fields will always be blank.
    • No - You'll be asked to store your Yahoo ID and password the next time you sign in.

Fix AutoComplete problems

AutoComplete preferences not saving

If Internet Explorer isn't saving your AutoComplete preferences, perform the steps below to fix it.

Make sure Internet Explorer isn't clearing your cache and cookies when you exit:

  1. Click the Tools icon Tools menu icon | select Internet Options.
    - The "Internet Options" window appears.
  2. Click General.
  3. Under "Browsing history," deselect Delete browsing history on exit.
  4. Click OK.

Check if you've chosen not to save usernames and passwords for Yahoo:

  1. Click the Tools icon Tools menu icon | select Internet Options.
    - The "Internet Options" window appears.
  2. Click Content.
  3. Under "AutoComplete", click Settings.
    - The "AutoComplete Settings" window appears.
  4. Select User names and passwords on forms.
  5. Click OK.
    - The "AutoComplete Settings" window closes.
  6. Click OK.
    - The " Internet Options" window closes.
  7. Restart Internet Explorer.

Remove a Yahoo ID from AutoComplete

  1. Make sure there is no text in the field where you enter your Yahoo ID.
  2. Double-click in the text field.
    - A pull-down list of autofill options will appear.
  3. Move your cursor over the Yahoo ID that you want to remove so it's highlighted.
    - Don't click the Yahoo ID.
  4. Once the Yahoo ID is highlighted, press Delete.
    - The "AutoComplete" window appears.
  5. Click Yes.

If the above steps don't answer your questions, you can visit the Internet Explorer help pages for more information.

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