Problem With Autocomplete Prompt

March 13, 2009 at 08:44:46
Specs: Windows XP

I use Internet Explorer 7 and my operating system is Windows XP.

Everything's been fine until a month ago that strangely coincided with one of those automatic Security Windows Pack installations. Initially there were a few of my customized settings that had reverted to defaults (eg my saved cookies had gone in my CCleaner and Tune-Up Utility). But the main annoyance was that Autocomplete had been enabled. I hate this as I think it compromises security, especially with passwords. Anyway, I have so far:

Unchecked the 3 items in Tools>Internet Options>Content>Autocomplete Settings. ie Web Addresses, Forms, User Names and Passwords.

Unchecked the 'Use Inline Autocomplete' box in Internet Options>Advanced>Browsing.

Downloaded TweakUI from Windows Powertoys and unchecked the Enable Autocomplete Box under Common Dialogues.

Looked on the Internet for a registry fix and went to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Autocomplete>REG_DWORD but didn't understand how to change values that would perhaps disable any Autocomplete prompt.

However, every so often, when I'm typing into a Google search or the 'Run' command or any other application requiring data input, I have the annoying animated pop up 'Do you want to turn autocomplete On'? Well, erm, no I don't!

Please help me. It's not major but it's doing my head in!

Any suggestions much appreciated - and I did do a search on all Forums about my problem but no topics addressed my particular concern.


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March 13, 2009 at 09:27:27
This has alot of XP fixes ---
Try line 37 in the right hand column

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March 21, 2009 at 02:41:24
Try this, and please report back results:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms]

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March 21, 2009 at 09:17:44
Looking back over your post, I'm thinking you might not know how to compose a Registry patch from the information I gave you. If that's the case, I can alway email the patch to you. Let me know.

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March 21, 2009 at 11:51:50
Thanks kscheller. You're right, I'm not familiar with amending registry entries. It scares the life out of me! The patch you mention would be much appreciated.

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