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I swear I had him try that before I did any research (he was not even
familiar with Tools - Options, so you can imagine his panic!). I had him
clearing his history - everything.
It seems that, unlike cached web page addresses, AutoComplete entries in
FORMS (like search forms, for example, or name and address information you
fill out) persist in IE 5.0. His whispering became harsher, more urgent,
with every dead-end instruction I gave him.
> From: Aoidìn Scully[SMTP:ascully -at- flexicom -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2000 09:41
> To: 'Brady, Joy'; 'TECHWR-L'
> Subject: RE: Wadda Ya Callit?
> > "AutoComplete" is what Microsoft calls it (and they do use the
> > "intercap"). My boyfriend, who is not a computer geek, recently asked
> > (whispering into the phone from his office) how he could get it to stop,
> > as some of the things he'd
> > typed in previously were popping up against his will when he entered
> > something that started with the same letters. For some reason, it was
> > important that these previous entries NOT be resurrected.<g>
> 'Course, he could have just gone into Tools - Options and deleted his
> temporary Internet files. Apparently. :)