Closed Bug 463913 Opened 14 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Ability to delete saved entries directly in autofill dropdowns

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(Toolkit :: Autocomplete, enhancement)

enhancement
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normal

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RESOLVED INACTIVE

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(Reporter: breckard, Unassigned)

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Attached image Autofill Mockup
I find that after months of use, different options and typos start cluttering autofill dropdowns.  I find username and password autofills the biggest issue, but there are a number of other fields that autofill in the same manner.  Some of these lists have grown embarrassingly long after years of use and friends using my browser.  It'd be nice if we had a way to delete options directly from these menus without digging into Preferences.

See attachment for half-assed mockup.

Would love to hear some thoughts.
Try hitting Delete (on OS X maybe also Backspace) after selecting an item in that list.
Whiteboard: DUPEME
Also note the 'Saved Form & Search History' in Tools->Clear Private Data. That will clear all the form data at once (except the password data, see Tools->Options->Security).
Simon:  Holding Shift and hitting the Delete key in OS X does eliminate entries.  Thanks for the tip!

Jo: I knew this was an option but I was hoping for something a little less invasive.  I'm usually looking to weed out the entries I don't want, not start over from scratch.  Thanks for the thought though!

Not sure if changing the UI's needed, but it'd be nice to have a method to remove the junk as easily as it is to enter.  Wanted to see folks thoughts.
I like how this increases the discoverability of deleting items, but it comes at the cost of making the UI more cluttered.  Perhaps only show the delete icons for each item on mouse hover?
Hey Alex, I like the idea!  I've noticed that my browser's ability to collect and preserve my usage data is starting to outstrip my ability to easily remove/edit this data.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I like how this increases the discoverability of deleting items, but it comes
> at the cost of making the UI more cluttered.  Perhaps only show the delete
> icons for each item on mouse hover?

Alex - I like this idea, and in fact it might fit well from a privacy as well as a clutter standpoint.  We'd talked about being able to remove an item from awesomebar results - aren't logins to sites, or even the Google searchbar itself, also likely to contain items the user wants to delete?
Doslke points out the possible problem of the user misclicking when trying to select an item, particularly in small fields.
for user name fields the X would need to remove the item from the password manager, not just form autofill.
could be interesting a similar behavior for removing an entry from the awesomebar?
ops sorry, i didn't notice the note in comment 6, i like that :)
Component: Location Bar and Autocomplete → Autocomplete
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: location.bar → autocomplete
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Cannot find another bug which covers the same enhancement request. Removing DUPEME keyword.
Whiteboard: DUPEME
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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