How to Add Autofill to a Computer

by Anthony Smith

The Autofill, or AutoComplete feature in Internet Explorer is convenient and a time saver. This utility saves previous entries that you have used for web forms, web addresses and passwords, and suggests them as you begin to type. Then you can simply use your mouse to click on the correct suggestion and skip the rest of the typing.

Open the Internet Explorer web browser. Select the "Tools" button from the toolbar at the top of the Explorer window. A drop down menu will open.

Select "Internet Options" from this menu. A new window titled "Internet Options" will open.

Click on the tab at the top of this window that is labeled "Content," then click on the "Settings" button in the AutoComplete section in the lower area of the Content window. The AutoComplete Settings window will open.

Check the boxes next to the items to which you would like the AutoComplete feature to apply.

Click on "OK" and you are finished. The AutoComplete, or Autofill as it is sometimes known, is enabled on your computer.


  • check Within the same AutoComplete Settings box, you can check a box that will have Internet Explorer ask you if you would like to save passwords when entering them into web forms.

About the Author

Anthony Smith began writing for Demand Studios in May of 2009 and has since written over 1400 articles for them. He also writes for "The College Baseball Newsletter." He attended the University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of experience in the business world.

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