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Annoying computer habit...(7 posts)

Annoying computer habit...Matno
Jan 22, 2003 2:00 PM
How in the heck can I get my computer to "remember" what I type? For example, if I fill in a form, then click on a link, then click "back," I would like for the form to still be filled out, but it's not. I'm not talking about "Auto-complete" because that is enabled. I have searched high and low for a setting for this and can't seem to find it. Anybody know how? Thanks...

Oh yeah, I have Win2000Pro. (nm)Matno
Jan 22, 2003 2:01 PM
Annoying programmersmohair_chair
Jan 22, 2003 2:12 PM
There's no setting for that--it's sloppy programming. All you can do is complain about it to the webmaster. Programmers can usually preserve what you typed if they choose to, and at any professionally done site, they do.
Annoying users.czardonic
Jan 22, 2003 2:43 PM
If you are in the middle of filling out a form and need to look at another page, shif-click or use the right-click "Open Link in New Window" option.

Whether or not that information is there when you hit "Back" depends on several factors, many of which are completely out of the Webmaster's or Programmer's hands.
That's what I usually do, but it's only on my computer...Matno
Jan 22, 2003 4:49 PM
When I use other computers, they don't have the same problem. Is this an issue with Win2000 that Win XP, Win 98, and Win ME don't have? I regularly use computers at school with each of those OS's that don't have the same problem (on the same websites, including this one). My own computer used to do it right (with an earlier version of Win2000), which leads me to believe that maybe I changed a setting unknowingly the last time I reinstalled.
Looks to be a memory issue.czardonic
Jan 22, 2003 5:15 PM
I'm on Win2000 too, and there appears to be no way to know when or for how long form data remains in memory.

You could try checking browser versions.
probably done for security reasons (nm)ColnagoFE
Jan 22, 2003 2:43 PM