How to Disable Form Autofill in Google Chrome

Form autofill in settings

This tutorial is only intended for users running the Google Chrome browser on Chrome OS, LinuxMac OS X or Windows operating systems.

By default, the Google Chrome browser will save certain information that you enter into website forms such as your name and address. This Autofill feature makes things easier the next time you are prompted to enter the same info in that form or in similar forms on other sites.

Although it offers an element of convenience, there is also an obvious privacy issue here. If other people use your browser and you do not feel comfortable having your form information stored, the Autofill feature can be disabled in just a few easy steps. This tutorial shows you how it's done. First, open your Google Chrome browser.

Click on Chrome's main menu button, located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window and represented by three horizontal lines. When the drop-down menu appears, select Settings. You can also enter the following command shortcut in Chrome's address bar (also known as the Omnibox) in lieu of clicking on this menu item: chrome://settings.

The Chrome Settings interface should now be displayed in a new tab. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on Show advanced settings... Scroll down a bit further until you locate the Passwords and forms section, shown in the example above.

To disable Autofill, remove the checkmark next to the option labeled Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click by clicking on it once. To re-enable the feature at any time, simply place the check mark back in the box.

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