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    auto complete? (XP home)

    Seasons greetings to all. I do a lot of work on various websites filling out forms. Not all websites apparently support auto complete. So what I would like if possible is something like notepad that I could put a list of items on and then select and enter on these sites. Many of the entries I have to make are repetitive.Also if possible I would like to be able to do this from the right click menu. I have Windows XP home edition. I have tried doing a search (which I'm getting better at) but I don't seem to be able to phrase my request properly.

    Any help would be appreciated and thanks for your time.

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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    Perhaps you would have better luck filling in those forms using Mozilla Firebird. It has a utility to assist in this sort of thing that surpasses what I've seen in Internet Explorer.
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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    Thanks for your reply but at present is not an option for me to change browsers.
    I suppose it would be like Clipboard but instead of cut and paste or copy and paste it would be from a list of items which I create and then copy and paste from the list. I found several links to sites where you can add notepad to the right click menu but apparently doing that makes where you click on open in notepad whereas I want notepad with items I've listed on it to be there so I can simply select from that list one of the items on that list and copy to that particular slot in the form.
    Clipboard apparently can only hold one item at a time whereas I need it to hold about 15 items and not forget them. These items would not be for filling out an entire form only items in it.

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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    If you do a Google search for clipboard extender, you will find utilities (some of them free) that make multiple clipboard items available.

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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    In addition to what Hans said, you might try Goggling for "forms fill" or some variation of that. I've seen software to do the job you're describing but unfortunately didn't pay much heed. BTW, I've used ClipMate for years (not free), but as Hans said there are <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> products out there.

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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    Oh! In that case, I use Clipomatic for what you describe.
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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    Try Google Toolbar which has an "autofill" feature that has worked on every site that I have encountered those pesky forms to fill in.

    Get it at: TOOLBAR

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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    Thanks one and all for your help. I was hoping that the feature I'm looking for was already in Windows as I don't like to add programs unnecessarily but you never know. I apparently have a confusion over what's in the browser and what's on the computer. I will check out these programs that have been suggested. Early investigations indicate one of them will do the job. Thanks one at all for your efforts, thanks for your time and happy holidays.

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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    A program called ClipCache Plus by Xrayz Software will probably fulfill your needs. I've been using it for years similarly to what you describe as your requirements.
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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    I konw you said you like to use the Clipboard. But take a look at Roboform. There is a free and pro version. Supposed to be very good at filling out forms.

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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    Good post, Joe! And how embarrassing to me! In my post above (11 December) I made a comment that I had seen...but couldn't remember... Dang, it's terrible not to be able to remember what I've forgotten. It's especially bad if it has JUST appeared in Fred Langa's newsletter, in my email on the morning of the 11th.... Sheesh!

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    Re: auto complete? (XP home)

    You may not realise that data from auto-complete for web forms remain stored on your computer. If you're concerned, see my post on this matter!
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