Auto-complete appearing in Text Entry boxes

Problem that needs solving:
Multiple users complete the same quiz on the same computer.  When completing the quiz after the first time, the Text Entry box has auto-complete options appearing in the browser. 

Obviously with a Quiz, this isn't a good option and I need to disable it.

Publish settings: SCORM: HTML5 with Flash fallback
Delivery: Moodle 3.7 - Issue was noted on a Chrome Browser.

NOTE 1:
I don't think this was an issue when I published in Flash with HTML5 fallback, but I'm not 100% sure.

NOTE 2:
Chrome settings aren't an option (it's 1000's of users).
I also don't really want to dive into the SCORM package and re-write code (there's 96 packages)
Ideally a Storyline setting fix or a JavaScript on Master Slide Timeline Start would work best.

21 Replies
Tim Danes

Thanks for the suggestion, but it's not possible.  1,000's of users, spread across multiple independent locations.  There's no centralised IT Dept.

If there isn't a setting inside Storyline, then based on the following article (which relates to HTML), I'm assuming there might be a JavaScript fix.  Not sure.
https://www.w3docs.com/snippets/html/how-to-disable-browser-autocomplete-and-autofill-on-html-form-and-input-fields.html

Tim Danes

As per @Matthew Bibby's suggestion, I use the following code for mine.   

var els = document.getElementsByTagName('input');

for (var i=0; i < els.length; i++)
{
els[i].setAttribute("autocomplete", "off");
}

Keep in mind that it is the browser (not the Storyline file) that is auto-correcting. 
i.e. When I add this code, the browser will still 'remember' the Storyline object, and so auto-correct appears for me until I clear the cache, but doesn't appear for new users.

Mary Cole

Sorry, I didn't describe the solution correctly. It's not enough to change the name to the right of the lock. Look at the trigger where it shows TextEntry or TextEntry1, etc. in a highlighted color. If you click on that, you may see the same variable associated with text fields on multiple slides. This can happen when you duplicate a slide. If you create each slide by inserting a new Fill-in-the-Blank slide, each associated variable will have a unique name. That seemed to be the issue for us.

Tabitha Mountain

Hi Harry,

You should be able to copy the text from the string into a text box on the Master slide(s). Then also remember to add the execute java script variable when the timeline begins on the slide.

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