Can you disable sites from suggesting in drop downs on forms??

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  1. dvdchance macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering if its in any way possible to stop specific web sites from offering their own suggestions when you start typing in forms?

    For an example lets say http://www.rottentomatoes.com, when you start searching in the top text box it will offer suggestions on movies based on what you start typing.

    In that example, its somewhat helpful I'll admit. But plenty of other sites do it when I'd much rather have Safari autocomplete give suggestions based on entries I have already made in that form field rather then suggestions from the site.

    So can this be changed using any Safari tricks?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can turn off JavaScript in Safari preferences (security tab) and it will stop that from happening, but it also will likely reduce functionality on a lot of good features on other web sites.

    There are extensions like Javascript Blocker that can block Javascript on a per site basis. That may be more helpful in your case.

    http://javascript-blocker.toggleable.com
     
  3. dvdchance thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply.

    And disabling JavaScript did indeen stop the form from populating from the web site suggestions.

    But it didn't remember what I had typed in previously.

    Here's the specific site I'm referring to, http://kickass.to.

    Whats odd is that it had previously been working differently. If I started typing the first letter or 2 and it matched it would Safari autocomplete previously entered text. If it didn't match then it would list suggestions from the site. That was perfect.

    A week or so ago I had other problems with autofill and I had to disable not and remove all the data. Now I re-enabled autofill but it doesn't remember what I typed.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Not really. That is all controlled by the Javascript implementation on the web site. Pretty much all you can do is turn off or on Javascript in your browser to kill the feature altogether. Beyond that, you won't be able to change the way it functions.
     

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