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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 Jul 23 '13 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. – blueberryfields Jul 23 '13 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 Jul 23 '13 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. – blueberryfields Jul 23 '13 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. – Mark Swardstrom Jun 17 '16 at 0:25
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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 Aug 20 '13 at 15:58
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    This worked for me! – keithxm23 May 1 '14 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 Jan 20 '15 at 8:26
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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 Sep 18 '13 at 5:03
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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.

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  • 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. – blueberryfields Aug 20 '13 at 21:05
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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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