I am work­ing on a project where I have to add sev­er­al new job post­ings each day into a data base through a sim­ple web form. Often, the job dura­tion, appli­ca­tion due date, city, or com­pa­ny are the same as pre­vi­ous ones. As a short­cut, I sim­ply type in the first two or three char­ac­ters and scroll through the auto com­plete list in Fire­fox.

Occa­sion­al­ly, I press tab too soon to get to the next field and end up sub­mit­ting a par­tial val­ue (like ‘4 ’ instead of ‘4 months’).

Well, I just realised how to delete unwant­ed items from the auto com­plete list in Fire­fox. Just scroll through the list with the down arrow key on your key­board until the the unwant­ed one is high­light­ed. then press Shift+Delete. Voilá! (is that bet­ter Cedric)

For IE users, I believe the key com­bo is sim­ply the Delete key.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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