Auto fill (not auto complete)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Cimoc, Aug 27, 2008.

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    Cimoc Guest

    We just bought a new Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista Home Premium 32BIT
    SP1, factory installed. My internet browser is IE.

    I am trying to figure out where the autofill feature is. Not the
    autocomplete that completes email addresses or words that I have
    started, but autofill. On earlier Windows operating systems they
    definately had that feature. You had to open it up, type in all the
    information (name, address, work phone, home phone, etc.) and then when
    you visited. Problem is, I've looked everywhere I can think of and I
    can't find the feature.

    Does anyone know how to access that feature (I can't believe they don't
    have it in Vista). Help, please.
     
    Cimoc, Aug 27, 2008
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    Not Even Me Guest

    Depending on what form it was, IE would remember some of that stuff,
    sometimes with a cookie.
    I believe autocomplete had to be enabled for that to work also.
     
    Not Even Me, Aug 27, 2008
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  3. I believe you are confusing a Google toolbar feature with an IE
    feature.

    http://toolbar.google.com/T4/index_pack_xp.html
     
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 27, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    He is not confusing it.

    It was in XP; and nothing to do a google toolbar(I refuse to install garbage
    from google!)
     
    Mick Murphy, Aug 27, 2008
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  5. A whole bunch of third party programs have provided an autofill function for
    Windows, but no version of windows has ever had it on its own.
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Aug 27, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    In IE7,
    Tools - Internet Options - Content - AutoComplete - Settings
    you can toggle it on, and it will remember what you type in.
    But you can't enter the info, like you can with the Google toolbar.
    http://toolbar.google.com/T4/index_pack_xp.html
     
    Dave, Aug 27, 2008
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    Clint_B Guest

    The "autofill" program you are looking for is now included in the Microsoft
    Live Toolbar. It is labeled Form Fill and you enter all the information you
    want to automatically fill in forms on web pages. As a bonus it also keeps
    all your sign in information (doubles the job of autocomplete).
     
    Clint_B, Aug 29, 2008
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