Mac Tip #138/25-Feb-2004
I’m forever visiting web pages which require me to type in my name, address, phone number and so on. And believe me, when you’re not a great typist and live in a part of town called Hataitai you don’t want to be typing that too many times!So, go to the Safari menu and choose Preferences, then click on Autofill. Now check the settings you’d like Safari to use. I check all three options.
Now if you visit a page with a form (for example visit the Tips archive and click on Comment below any post) you need only go to the Edit menu and choose AutoFill Form or type Command Shift A to enter details.
Sometimes when you fill in a form Safari will pop up a dialog box offering to fill in such forms in future. I usually choose to do that.
Just be sure to double check the information Safari has entered. It depends on how the web designer has set up the form, but I occasionally find my email address in a phone number field for example.
This gem saves much error-prone typing on my part.
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