How to override and re-enable form auto-complete that has been disabled on a webpage

One of the most annoying problems I encounter when filling out online forms is when a website owner has disabled the autocomplete feature of your browser, by programmatically locking down form fields.
One example where I need to use auto-complete, is when filling out those Kroger surveys that gives you extra 50 fuel loyalty points every 7 days. There are legitimate reasons why website developers would want to disable auto-complete but in my opinion, online surveys are not one.

To save myself from redundant typing every week, I decided to write a bookmarklet that can be used in Chrome to quickly re-enable most auto-complete fields that have been disabled. I have been using this for over a year now without problems and decided to share here.

Drag and drop the button below into your Chrome bookmark bar:
Enable auto-complete form

To use the bookmarklet,  simply drag and drop the blue button above to your Chrome bookmark bar.
Next time you are on a webpage with disabled auto-complete, simply click the bookmarklet and this should enable the form fields for auto complete.

One very important point: Never auto-complete forms on a website you don’t trust. Auto complete phishing is a known way for malicious webpage owners to obtain your sensitive data via hidden fields without you realizing. In addition, please consider that some websites may have a legitimate reason to disable auto-complete so you should always use auto-complete feature with caution, and always at your own risk.

Feel free to post suggestions or comments. If this is not working for you with a webpage you are trying to use. When I find the time I’ll try to revise the code to make it work for you.

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