Deletion of autocomplete results in Firefox, Mozilla 1.7b released

In: Mozilla

19 Mar 2004

Now here’s a nice feature just checked into the Mozilla Firefox source tree that everyone wants – deletion of autocomplete results (bug 171605). There’s always the odd occasion where you want to just remove a certain entry, but don’t want to have to clear your browser history (and consequently lose everything else that you want to keep). How does it work? Just do a Shift-Delete when the autocomplete result you want is selected.

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Another bugfix is the depiction of application-specific icons in the download manager – check out Ben Goodger’s screenshot. Spiffy.

Get the latest nightly (2004-03-18) to see these changes for yourself.

In related news, Mozilla 1.7b has been released. Noteworthy changes include the Password Manager, IMAP IDLE command support for Mail/News, and the return of the Talkback crash reporting utility (only in installer builds). This is also very encouraging:

When compared to Mozilla 1.6, Mozilla 1.7 Beta is 7% faster at startup, is 8% faster at window open time, has 9% faster pageloading times, and is 5% smaller in binary size.

Get Mozilla 1.7b.

Source: Bonsai query for mozilla/browser mozilla/toolkit mozilla/chrome in the past week

2 Responses to Deletion of autocomplete results in Firefox, Mozilla 1.7b released

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adot's notblog*

April 14th, 2004 at 3pm

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I’m apparently not well yet from whatever cold virus I picked up last week and so I’m probably going to be taking a day off and trying to recover a bit more. To hold you over until I return to normal posting, here are a few more interesting blog posts …

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John

November 4th, 2004 at 9am

Hi,
I tried the shift-delete and it works but it’s not permanent. It’ll disappear after I click shift-delete, but next time, it’s there again. Do you know how I can remove certain entries permanently? I’m referring not to the the URL address bar but the search entries in the Google toolbar.