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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 11:15 am

I have an autofill problem driving me crazy. Not sure if it's Firefox(quantum) or a Yahoo mail problem.
Every time I am in Yahoo mail it tries to autofill several boxes such as search mail and subject with the letters "on." I think I tried using them some time back and now I can't let go of them. It puts "on" in without a prompt and I have to erase it each time. I have tried disabling autofill in several places. I have completely erased my history.
I'm lost. Any suggestions?
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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 12:55 pm

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Featur ... ailability

Auto Fill is only available for Address Autofill and Credit Card Autofill, it shouldn't affect webmail search and subject fields.



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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 4:00 pm

Thanks for that. So is this a problem in the mail page or is it a Firefox issue?
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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 5:26 pm

Have you erased your search and form history? That's what would "autofill" most input boxes on a webpage.

You can also put your cursor into the box, press the down arrow, highlight the term and press delete (or maybe shift+delete).
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Post Posted February 21st, 2018, 8:07 am

When I use the down arrow is brings up a list of 6 entries that contain the letters "on." They are legitimate entries in my address book. It's odd the minute I open a reply or even a "compose" I get the letters "on" autofilled.
There must be an answer of how to get it to quit inserting the letters into the fields of "to" and "subject" It also autofills them if I open the CC or BCC fields.
It's driving me nuts.
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Post Posted February 21st, 2018, 10:37 am

That's a part of whatever you using for email - not Firefox.

Firefox doesn't have anything to do with that "addressbook" or the CC / BCC field's if it isn't from your "search and form history".

But maybe the Nightly 60 might have so sort of influence that I can't imagine could happen. Your first posting was with Firefox 58 and the 2nd was with Firefox 60, which is an alpha pre-release Nightly version. Does that happen with both? Or just one, and which one? Knowing that might be part of the solution.


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Post Posted February 21st, 2018, 2:29 pm

I have both loaded and it does it with both versions. But not with either version on another machine.
Hope that helps.
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