When you add a new item in a list, a dialog box is displayed together with its columns. When I try to enter a value for a certain column, a dropdown list is shown and all other inputted values for that column are being displayed in the dropdown list.

How can I disable this Suggestion feature for my columns when adding a new Item in the List?

Can it be done via SharePoint Designer or in the actual SharePoint list page?


Form suggestions are controlled by Auto Complete/Auto Fill browser settings. To turn-off this settings for various browsers, follow steps given below:

Google Chrome:

  • Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click Show advanced settings and find the "Passwords and forms" section.
  • Deselect the "Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click" checkbox.

Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer.

  • Click Tools Internet explorer tools icon in the upper right-hand corner.

  • Select Internet Options from the dropdown menu.

  • Under the Content tab, in the Autocomplete section, click the Settings button.

  • Within this window, you can select the fields in which you'd like to store Autocomplete data by using the checkboxes.

  • This action turns Autocomplete On or Off based on what boxes are checked. Once you have made your selections, click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox.

  • Click Menu Firefox Menu Icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Select Options from the dropdown menu.

  • Under the Privacy tab, in the History section, click the down arrow in the box next to Firefox will: and select Use custom settings for my history. A number of checkboxes should appear allowing you to customize what Firefox remembers from your browsing. The box labeled Remember search and form history toggles Autocomplete On or Off.

  • Once you have made you browsing privacy selections, click OK.

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