Rated 3 out of 5 stars

back when lazarus form recovery used to work, it was by far the better addon but sadly its become abandoned. Ive had a chance to use Form History and it works good for some things like blogging or long forum posts but as a "catch all" recovery solution its just not catching everything. i am a bit put off by that. this is supposed to begin recording the instant i begin typing and yet with the latest firefox 39 on win7 seems to only record certain fields. for example i goto ebay and search "alligator clamp" and reload the page by accident or delete the search terms manually or whatever, i would expect Form History Control to be able to "fill fields with the most recent data" but nothing is repopulated in the search, i then checked under "restore editor field" and the entry reads in ignorant greyed out text "no backup found". i even went so far as to make sure i had a check mark under "Save a backup of editor fields while typing, even when in private browsing mode" to no avail, i even initiated a manual save, nope...nada. this is just one example of the many form fields i encounter where form history refuses to record the data, even with a manual save.


Update:after about rewritting the search words in the ebay search field manually and clearing the entry about 50 times (roughly 5 minutes of clicking and fiddling) form history control managed to save the terms "alligator clamp". seriously. what a hassle. i just do not understand the love for this addon, i mean if it worked as expected i would be all on board. sigh. back to partially working lazarus.

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The problem is, that this add-on relies heavily on the search history stored by Firefox itself for simple text-fields (not the editor fields) normally stored after a form-submit..
In the case of ebay for example, the searchfield is not stored by Firefox because of the fancy way eBay is processing this field, and thus it is not stored at all.
I will look into this and try to store these custom fields too. Please keep reporting these anomalies using the Support Site and help me improving this add-on.

Just one feature request! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the best form history control add on so i'm giving it 5 stars.
Just one feature request from me in the next update version: Please give a 'copy to clipboard' button in the Form History Control Dialog besides where 'show only current page' and 'show only current field' check boxes are available. It would made it easy to copy any clip then.
Thanx in advance....

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just simply amazing.

Indispensable Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A permis à plusieurs reprises de me sauver de mauvaises situations. Fonctionne bien.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

AMAZING!
Much needed feature!
(should be built-in Firefox!)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0.3.1-signed). 

Russian language for 1.4.0.3 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I can change format. What format encode needed?
in UTF8: https://yadi.sk/d/283a5qL0ezJPG

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.0.3.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Sorry for the delay, Russian translation added to version 1.4.0.4.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent replacement for Lazarus that went out of the window.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3.0.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works as i expected. Thank you. :)

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I referred to the fact it only inputs type = "text" are showed

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On the third tab the main window shows you textarea fields as well. This add-on is primarily for showing and managing formhistory as stored by FF. If you want to store and manage radiobuttons and checkboxes as well, use a formfiller add-on.

[edit] As of v 1.4 this add-on will also store radiobuttons and checkboxes

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Perfect. Very usefull addon for default database of fields' autofill datas.

But for some reason it's shortcuts doesn't work for me then I make, for example, "fill recently" ctrl+1 (choose of the first tab was disabled by another addon)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3.0.1-signed). 

If you choose a shortcut already in use by the browser or another add-on, it will not work. Nothing I can do about that.

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful add-on. It saves so much time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3.0.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow, much more powerful and useful than I expected.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well I never knew you can control that... Nice thinking!

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Advanced, But With Curious Omission Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Offers the choice of several date display options;
Yet the international standard for date display
– which makes more sense than any other option –
is not an option.

The international standard for date display is also what you would use if you wanted to chronologically sort your dates.

Year – month – day (hr – min – sec).
So curious why this is not an option. ??

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.3.0.1-signed). 

There are a few predefined date formats but you are free to enter your own, for example yy-MM-dd. Hit the little i-button and you wil see all possible formatting options.
Furthermore, dates are always chronologically sorted, regardless the display format.

Probably Better Than I Realised Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've just reinstalled this. I had it running for months in the background, but didn't get to grips with it when I first installed it. There is quite a lot to get your head round because it does quite a lot of stuff and provides rich information and a lot of configuration options. You don't have to be a computer expert, but it might take a bit of time to read the help files (there's a menu item to open the website behind the dialog, so don't forget to minimize the latter to read it!) and think about the various tabs on the Options dialog to set it up how you want it, possibly over weeks of trial. For instance, I had no idea how useful and richly displayed the Editor History was until now - hovering over the relevant form field entry for a blog post I wrote last week shows the text and images are there, backed up in case of loss.

I also had an issue with the sizing of the main dialog - not showing the whole window, not resizeable, and taller than my 600 px screen so I couldn't get to the buttons, but it seems to have rectified itself - maybe I'll post to Support when I figure out when/how/if it comes back. I closed it by temporarily making my taskbar auto-hidden, but the next time I opened it, it was a normal window.

I would like a button or shortcut key to quickly protect items I see in the preview or history list - the menu item makes it a little fiddly to do several, and each then opens another dialog to give details, name it..?...etc. Improving the intuitive use of so much information isn't easy, but I believe it could be done with some tool tips and/or serious consideration of every element and tab. It isn't immediately clear what the difference is between "Show History" and "Editor History" (i.e. between the different kinds of field, or the triggering of their collection), for instance.

I get the feeling this addon is really well thought out and maintained. Rather than just lists of dates, for instance, it gives "3 days ago" etc., which is useful to find things in a long list. Lots of nice details like that. Good work Stephan and thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2.0.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great Extension sir

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1.0.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Can't figure out how to insert a word from a saved entry, but it does at least show what I typed in most fields, that much is nice!

And if anything install this addon to see how much firefox collected data you "THINK" you deleted and this addon will show you, it is still there! LOL

This addon showed me passwords from gmail, etc that I *THOUGHT* I deleted via using other "eraser" addons and the like.. So get this just for that if anything else! :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1.0.1-signed). 

really helpful :) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

what i was looking for, you getting full control with an easy to manage interface

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add on. If I accidentally refresh my browser or hit the back arrow while filling out a ticket at work, everything is lost. With Form History Control I can just right click in the form field> go to "Form History"> "Restore editor field"> and choose the latest entry. This add on is a life saver for me. It has other features and is highly customizable as well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1.0.1-signed). 

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great, thank you!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1.0.1-signed).