Googling suggests that I highlight the name with my mouse and hit delete - this doesn't work (the name stays in the dropdown list, I instead end up deleting a letter from the name textfield)

A Mac specific suggestion is to hold down the "fn" button when I click delete. Trying that seems to have no effect - nothing changes, that I can see.

How do I remove a specific username from the username drop down on Google Chrome on Mac?

To all the answers suggesting Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Delete ⌫ It is an editor shortcut for "quick delete entire line". So it only looks like it works.

It does not add/modify/delete names from the list of login names that are suggested for autofill.

Please test your answer before posting - make sure that the auto-fill list is actually different after you've deleted a name.

  • If you mean account information saved in a keychain, you can delete it from Keychain Access.
    – Lri
    Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 11:27
  • @LauriRanta No, not that - just the list of login names that show up for the name field on forms. I'd like to edit the list, not blow away all of them. Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 15:36
  • @blueberryfields I think you meant autofill in data. You can click Ctrl+, which goes to Preferences there you can click on clear browsing data. There you can select the check box "Clear saved Autofill form data".
    – garikapati
    Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 19:36
  • @garikapati As I've said in the question and in my comment above, I'm explicitly looking to edit the list of login names, not to blow away all of them. Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 20:50
  • My rep isn't enough to leave an answer: To clear usernames or emails from login forms in chrome - go to chrome preferences, look for "Manage passwords". You can filter by domain. Delete the accounts from there. Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 0:25

4 Answers 4


Was actually having the same trouble and decided to try a combination of fn + shift + delete

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    And did it work?
    – nohillside
    Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 15:58
  • 1
    This worked for me!
    – keithxm23
    Commented May 1, 2014 at 19:03
  • Type something on the address bar. The hint appears. Click down arrow until the item you want to delete is highlighted. Then, click fn+shift+delete.
    – wannik
    Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 8:26

highlight the name with the mouse and hitCtrl+Shift+Delete. It worked for me.

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    It would help if you can elaborate on your answer and provide detailed steps.
    – M K
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 5:03

Running Chrome v28 on OS X 10.8.4, by selecting an entry in a dropdown of saved usernames, I was able to fn+Delete ⌫ and remove the incorrect name.

  • are you sure that it's removed from the list? what happens if you start typing names again? When I try this, the name that's in the text box is deleted, but doesn't appear to be permanently removed from the auto-fill list. Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 21:05

The Ctrl+Shift+Delete worked for me. When the drop down options appear, use arrow keys to highlight the option you want to delete, then Ctrl+Shift+Delete removes that option.

Fn + Shift + Delete worked for me. Sightly different key combination from most of this thread.

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