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Chrome’s auto-fill settings mean you never need to worry about remembering a password for a website because the browser stores and enters it for you as soon as you start typing your username. But what if you can’t remember your username? This eventuality is addressed by a new feature in the latest version (v60) of the browser. Happy 60th, Chrome – you can now apply for a free bus pass in some parts of the UK!
This welcome improvement to auto-fill detects when you click the password field and enters your username automatically. What’s more, on pages where Chrome usually fails to detect the username (or email address) field, another new feature – called the ‘username-field discovery heuristic’ – will identify the box that most closely resembles the password field and auto-fill your username there.
To ensure your auto-fill settings are turned on, go to Settings, open Advanced settings and check the options ‘Auto-fill settings’ and ‘Manage passwords’ under ‘Passwords and forms’.