Yet another marvellous new 'feature' - Safari 11.1 now will not auto-fill any login data unless you specifically click the first field, select the login drop menu, select the login....
Is there any way to go back to the old method & prevent this complete & utter waste of time, every time?
To clarify, after comments.
The mac is unlocked, I'm sitting at it working. Security is not at issue; if I leave my machine, either I will lock it or it will self-lock.
Any web site I visit that requires a log/pass [already saved in Keychain, which is also unlocked] then requires me to click in the first box. Safari then presents a credentials drop menu for that box. I then have to click on it to populate the fields.
This does not improve security, it merely wastes time.
This is in no way an improvement on simply auto-filling with the same information, which it used to do until recently.
I could understand it if there were potentially multiple entries to choose from; but that would be an edge case not a standard practise.
Whether or not there are 'hidden text fields' is not really an issue, as this data was previously manually entered into the visible fields then saved to Keychain. Keychain wouldn't populate fields with data it had not already saved for that page.
This is not for the the 'personal info autofill' - - which already needs specific user interaction for good reason, only site-specific previously saved Keychain log/pass information.