Safari 6 Resets AutoFill Preferences

Safari 6 for OS X 10.7, released on Wednesday, gives Lion users the same Web browser features Mountain Lion users get, but also reactivates the app’s auto-fill preferences if they were previously shut off. While not a big deal for many users, it can be something of an annoyance for Mac owners that rely on third-party apps, like 1Password, to auto-fill Web forms.

With the AutoFill web forms User names and passwords feature enabled, Safari 6 users that rely on apps like 1Password to enter user names and passwords on websites will also see a dialog asking if they want to save the login information in Keychain — something they probably aren’t interested in since 1Password is already managing logins.

Luckily, it’s easy to disable the AutoFill feature. Here’s how:

  • Go to Safari > Preferences
  • Select AutoFill
  • Uncheck User names and passwords

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With User names and passwords disabled, third-party login managers can do their thing without Safari 6’s AutoFill dialog popping every time users log into a password protected website.