Help! I contribute to the Physics Stack Exchange. I use Chrome (on OS X), and I don't use any extensions with stack exchange.

For the last several days, when I attempt to leave a comment on a post, Chrome has been automatically filling the comment space with text that I submitted as a comment days ago. Editing is a nightmare, because with every edit all of the text I entered is deleted, and that old text is inserted in its place. Practically anything I do in the comment field causes all text to be deleted, and that old scrap of text to be inserted. Any help?


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  • $\begingroup$ For future reference, support questions about Stack Exchange itself should go on the meta site for the site where you're having issues. In this case, that would be Physics Meta. $\endgroup$ – Al E. Apr 14 '14 at 22:42
  • $\begingroup$ This question appears to be off-topic, it should be directed to [pysics.se/meta] $\endgroup$ – Vidar S. Ramdal Apr 15 '14 at 8:13

Check your browser auto-fill settings, it certainly isn't the stack exchange, must be the browser (or browser extension).

Try removing extensions one at a time, re-checking if the issue exists after each.

  • $\begingroup$ The checkbox next to "Enable Autofill to fill out web forms in a single click." Is not checked, and never has been. This is crazy. Anything else I should look for? $\endgroup$ – garyp Apr 14 '14 at 19:15
  • $\begingroup$ Crazy indeed, you said you don't use extensions with stack exchange, do use ANY browser extensions? $\endgroup$ – JoyalToTheWorld Apr 14 '14 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ Beyond crazy: I recently added a text-to-speech converter. I needed it only for a certain special purpose, and don't need it any more. I deleted it, and the problem went away!! We'll see if it sticks. $\endgroup$ – garyp Apr 14 '14 at 19:35
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    $\begingroup$ Glad you figured it out :-) $\endgroup$ – JoyalToTheWorld Apr 14 '14 at 20:05
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    $\begingroup$ so much for "I dont use any extensions" ;) $\endgroup$ – edvinas.me Apr 14 '14 at 20:53

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