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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Using (or Refusing) AutoComplete

Internet Explorer’s AutoComplete features can help reduce keystrokes (and keystroke errors) by remembering URLs you type, data you enter into web forms, logon names, and passwords. As you begin entering data in a field on a web form, AutoComplete consults its list of previous entries and proposes possible matches—thereby reducing the amount of typing you have to do. Likewise, when Internet Explorer detects matching user name and password fields on a webpage, it asks if you want to save the data as a matched pair. If you click Yes, the values you enter are encrypted and saved in the registry. Both types of data are stored in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IntelliForms—forms in a subkey called Storage1, ...

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