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Enable 'Remember Typed Words' in Google Chrome Browser

RVD26 4,132 355 June 17, 2016 at 09:51 AM
I just recently switched from Firefox to Google Chrome and everything I want is set up perfectly on Google Chrome except for one feature.

On Firefox, it would remember typed words on web pages (not in the address bar) that I frequently visited and these words would pop up when I typed the first letter in the word.
This was very convenient for me and I liked the feature.

However, I can't seem to enable the same feature on Chrome.
It's not the 'Auto-fill' feature which just remembers my name and address.
Does anyone know how can I enable this same feature on Chrome?

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You are probably looking for an "Extension".

Upper right corner under the red X

Customize and control and in settings select [Far left, top] Extensions. Scroll to the bottom and select "Get more extensions".

Click on Extension on the left and then in the search box type autofill, hit enter.

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Quote from dale_101798 View Post :
You are probably looking for an "Extension".

Upper right corner under the red X

Customize and control and in settings select [Far left, top] Extensions. Scroll to the bottom and select "Get more extensions".

Click on Extension on the left and then in the search box type autofill, hit enter.

Take your pick from the offerings.
I don't think it would be an extension because I'm not looking for an autofill feature, which just remembers your name, address, etc. for filling out forms.
It's more of a setting in the browser (if there is one for Chrome).
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its in settings>advanced settings>passwords and forms.
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Quote from flowerpower32 View Post :
its in settings>advanced settings>passwords and forms.
Once again, that is not exactly what I'm looking for.
I already have that option checked.
I am aware of what the Auotfill feature is and that is not what I'm looking for.

For example, on Craigslist there is an ad I post regularly and with Firefox all I had to do was type the first letter of the ad title and the title would pop up. I could do this with all the other fields in the same ad. Rather than having to re-type the entire ad each time, all I had to do was just type the first letter or number and it would pop up.
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Once again, that is not exactly what I'm looking for.
I already have that option checked.
I am aware of what the Auotfill feature is and that is not what I'm looking for.

For example, on Craigslist there is an ad I post regularly and with Firefox all I had to do was type the first letter of the ad title and the title would pop up. I could do this with all the other fields in the same ad. Rather than having to re-type the entire ad each time, all I had to do was just type the first letter or number and it would pop up.
now i understand i think its the autocomplete option you are looking for. settings>advanced settings>privacy>then check "use a prediction service to help complete searches...."

hope this helps.
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Quote from flowerpower32 View Post :
now i understand i think its the autocomplete option you are looking for. settings>advanced settings>privacy>then check "use a prediction service to help complete searches...."

hope this helps.
Still not what I'm looking for.
That option is more to autocomplete previous web addresses entered and words entered into search boxes.
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Still not what I'm looking for.
That option is more to autocomplete previous web addresses entered and words entered into search boxes.
I think we've already discussed all the relevant options. The issue is the way some websites are designed, certain fields aren't stored no matter what. I'm usually more concerned with clearing this data as it always stores all sorts of useless crap.

Sometimes I use the Lazarus Form Recovery addon: https://chrome.google.com/webstor...dkppkifgno
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this has stumped me. lol. the websites on my browser are saved. for example if i just type "reddit" it will show me some of the sites on reddit i have visited. like reddit/dota2
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It just seems as if Chrome does not have this feature, unfortunately.
Unless I am mistaken.
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It just seems as if Chrome does not have this feature, unfortunately.
Unless I am mistaken.
Add an extension like the above mentioned Lazarus and stop spamming craigslist.
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google chrome remembers which words i have searched. if that is what you were saying.
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google chrome remembers which words i have searched. if that is what you were saying.
It's not words I have searched, but words I have typed in fields on web pages (not in the address bar).
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Just tried the Lazarus addon and it seems to be what I'm looking for.
Thanks to all who helped.
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https://support.google.com/chrome...2893?hl=en

Add and edit email addresses, phone numbers, and other info

When you save an address, Autofill may include any of the following information with the address:
•Name
•Organization
•Street address, including city, state or province, ZIP code, and country
•Phone number
•Email address

You can add, change, or delete your information at any time:
1.On your computer, open Chrome.
2.In the top right, click the icon you see: Menu or More.
3.Click Settings and then Show advanced settings.
4.Under "Passwords and forms," click Manage Autofill settings.
5.Add, edit, or delete an address:
•To add an address, click Add new street address.
•To edit an address, point to the address and click Edit.
•To delete an address, point to the address and click Delete Close.
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