Safari 5.1 (OS X Lion): Automatically complete forms

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Automatically complete forms using Safari

When you need to fill out a form on the web—for example, if you need to register for a class or make a purchase—Safari can complete it for you.

  1. Open Safari if it is not already open, and then go to the webpage that contains the form.
  2. Click in a field in the form and start typing.

    Safari tries to find information for the field, checking your address book and information you entered on previous forms.

  3. When Safari finds a match, a menu appears. Select the correct item, and then click AutoFill. To bypass the menu, press Return.

    If Safari doesn’t find a match, you have to complete the field yourself.

Safari highlights in yellow any fields that were autofilled.

Last Modified: May 29, 2014

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