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Old 02-13-2014, 10:21 AM   #1
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How to remove login data from drop down box


linux help,

I am trying to get rid of entries made into a website
login entry box. Where is that data stored?

I am using suse 12.3 (current version). Even creating
my own website 50 -75 test entries becomes annoying.
I want to clear the memory and start with a blank drop
down box.

Appreciate any help,
jimonlinux
 
Old 02-13-2014, 11:45 AM   #2
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Even If I'd like to help I am not really getting your point, sorry.
Are you trying to clear the browser memory? If so. What browser is it?
In case, I missed your point, make your goal clear please.

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Old 02-13-2014, 01:13 PM   #3
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in firefox
it is in edit/ preferences

after that it is the same as on windows
in the "privacy" and "security" tabs


clear the cookies and clear the saved passwords
 
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
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I believe this is what the OP is asking.

Quote:
Clearing form history

If you want Firefox to forget all of your previous form entries:

At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, go over to the History menu and select Clear Recent History….
In the Time Range to clear: drop-down, select Everything.
Click the arrow next to Details to display the list of items that can be cleared.
Make sure only Form & Search History is check marked.
Click Clear Now. The dialog box will disappear and your form history will be erased.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...fills-in-forms

Last edited by michaelk; 02-13-2014 at 02:31 PM.
 
Old 02-13-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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have you checked the cache folders?

Quote:
~/.cache/mozilla/firefox
~/.mozilla/firefox/
or check out this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-809628/
 
Old 02-18-2014, 12:38 PM   #6
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linux help,

I am trying to get rid of entries made into a website
login entry box. Where is that data stored?

I am using suse 12.3 (current version). Even creating
my own website 50 -75 test entries becomes annoying.
I want to clear the memory and start with a blank drop
down box.

Appreciate any help,
jimonlinux

Thanks for all the responses;

First I didn't realize that the entries were saved in the browser memory,
that helped.

So, I went, as some replies suggested, to [Preferences].
Clicked on [Privacy].
Found History, printed in BOLD type;
Unchecked the box, [v]Remember search and form history.
clicked [OK]

This was done on Firefox 27.0


I find this important because sometimes when not
paying attention to what is happening, one may
mistakenly type a password into a login entry field.

Thanks to all that replied.
jimonlinux


update 14-0220,
I found that what I wrote above only keeps the drop down window from opening. However, the information is still in memory. When I go to
my website, if I restart the drop down window boxes, I find that
the information remains.

One of the suggestions to clear Form & Search History cleared data from the opening firefox window but not from any website I logged into.

I went to [History], top of Firefox menu,
next, clicked on [Clear Recent History],
then, un-checked [x] [Active Logins]
then clicked on [Clear Now].

Now, returning to my website, after resetting Firefox to re-open the drop down boxes, they drop down and they are empty. This seems to have solved the problem.

Thanks to all that responded,
jimonlinux

Last edited by jimonlinux; 02-20-2014 at 10:38 AM. Reason: update to previous post
 
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