How to delete individual form entries in Firefox and IE

This (very) brief tutorial will show you how to remove single entries from forms (or boxes, whatever you want to call them) from IE and Firefox. You can remove entries from things like the Google search box, email login forms etc, without having to clear all form data.

Firefox for OS X: click inside the form and use the down arrow key to bring up the list of previously ‘saved’ entries. Scroll to the one you want to delete, hold down shift and hit delete.

form before

browser form

form after (notice entry #3 is gone)

browser form

Firefox for Linux: click inside the form and use the down arrow key to bring up the list of previously ‘saved’ entries. Scroll to the one you want to delete and hit the Delete key on your keyboard (not the Backspace key).

Firefox for Windows: click inside the form and use the down arrow key to bring up the list of previously ‘saved’ entries. Scroll to the one you want to delete and hit the Delete key on your keyboard (not the Backspace key).

Internet Exporer 6: click inside the form and use the down arrow key to bring up the list of previously ‘saved’ entries. Scroll to the one you want to delete and hit the Delete key on your keyboard (not the Backspace key).

Note: if you delete a user name using this method, and there’s a saved password associated with it, IE will ask if you want to delete that password as well.

IE confirmation window

Internet Explorer 7: click inside the form and use the down arrow key to bring up the list of previously ‘saved’ entries. Scroll to the one you want to delete and hit the Delete key on your keyboard (not the Backspace key).

{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Ochelari July 30, 2008, 7:27 am

    Thanx this help me alot

  • Rocky August 18, 2008, 5:47 am

    Thanks for help !!! It worked for me…

  • Rinion October 23, 2008, 2:50 am

    Tnx a lot

  • totou January 2, 2009, 5:51 am

    bonjour,
    j’aimerais savoir comment on fait pour supprimer un seul formulaire sur la barre de recherche google avec un clavier d’ordinateur portable toshiba qui ne comporte pas la touche “supr”.
    merci

  • totou January 2, 2009, 6:22 am

    Hello, I would like to know how we make to delete(eliminate) a single form on the research bar(helm) toshiba google with a keyboard of laptop which does not contain the touch ” supr “.
    Thank you

  • george luiz January 6, 2009, 8:44 am

    eu tentei todas as alternativas, mas nao funcionou, parece que esta protegido para nao ser apagado, o que eu posso fazer?
    agradeço se puderem me ajudar

  • george luiz January 6, 2009, 8:55 am

    i tried all alternatives, but i cant, it seems that this protected
    not to be erase. what can i do ?

  • Hassan January 17, 2009, 7:43 am

    Thanks friend you really helped me :)

  • mazury April 4, 2009, 3:11 pm

    This is simple and elegant explanation. Big thanks!

  • Emma May 27, 2009, 8:54 pm

    what if when I press delete on the form I want, what if it doesn’t work? What do I do?

  • Rogerio June 17, 2009, 2:22 am

    Excelente! Me ajudou muito.

  • Anas August 19, 2009, 11:25 pm

    Thanks alot. This helped me alot.

  • Rui tavares March 13, 2010, 11:08 am

    como elimino as minhas entradas qd o meu PC é um IMAC mas tem tb o Windows 7 e n consigo eliminar as entradas

  • Michal July 18, 2010, 9:49 am

    Thank you very much – there aren’t many places online where you can find the answer, like in here.

  • Ranga September 1, 2012, 6:34 pm

    Your simple explanation helped me get rid of unwanted stored form entries. Thank you.

  • Gdfserdy Fgregnm July 17, 2013, 3:29 pm

    It works perfectly on firefox – windows. Thank you very much!
    I just hope that I will not find my previous entries, when I least expect it…

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