When typing the captcha for human verification on a mobile device, text completion is allowed on the input element which makes this already annoying (but necessary) task more annoying.

Here is a link for turning auto-completion off.

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    Isn't the input box generated directly by the reCaptcha script?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 6:43
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    Still then, some jQuery magic could change that input box?
    – Arjan
    Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 7:20
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    @Arjan: Still seems like something they should complain directly to reCapctha about. I mean, the example one on their website has spell-checking and auto-completion set to off in the HTML, so they're obviously aware of the need to do that.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 15:36
  • Strange: the problem doesn't occur on google.com/recaptcha/learnmore Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 18:04
  • You're right, @animuson. Even more: the HTML actually is <input style="..." autocomplete="off">. (And the same page on Mobile, right?)
    – Arjan
    Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 18:55
  • If the mobile device is iOS, you might need autocorrect="off".
    – awe
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 7:37
  • I'm pretty sure this is status-completed, or maybe status-norepro. The only SE site I know of that's still using reCaptcha v1 is SEDE, and the autocomplete="off" attribute seems to be present there. And reCaptcha v1 is shutting down in one week, anyway. Commented Mar 25, 2018 at 19:16


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