Why: newest DFF supports Firefox 48+; newest Tor releases are still based on Firefox 45.
Solution: please use older version of the plugin when working with Tor: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dummy-form-filler/versions/?page=1#version-0.13.2 0.13.2 is still very useful as it holds the most important features.
Solution 2: patience. The next major update of Tor (somewhere in 2017) will be based on Firefox 52 and this will end compatibility problems.
"tel", "email" and "date" input types are supported by the add-on. If you're using some custom frontend framework that renders HTML in a special fashion, then indeed the plugin may not work as desired.
If there's a publicly available webpage that doesn't get populated as expected, please give me a shout (preferably on github https://github.com/ptomaszek/dummy-form-filler/issues/new).
You should be able to fill out a form simply by clicking the icon of Dummy Form Filler. Try it here: http://purecss.io/forms/
If you don't see the icon or it doesn't work for you on some particular sites, please let me know; this may help other people too. The best would be to raise an issue here: https://github.com/ptomaszek/dummy-form-filler/issues
Thanks for your opinion - especially the one about the add-on used to run great - I love to be praised :) Now I'm dying to find out what's wrong. Would be great if you could spare a few moments, log in on github and help me to solve the issue by putting your comments here: https://github.com/ptomaszek/dummy-form-filler/issues/9
This addon is of great help for web developers and testers.
Its purpose and use is very simple: it just fills in all the inputs with dummy data as best as it can. The more semantic the HTML form, the best job Dummy Form Filler will do. So this addon works best with forms that take all the advantages of HTML5 (type email, type date, type tel, etc.). What I like the most is its "lack of feature", it's just a button in the toolbar, no need to read a doc, to configure regexp, it works out of the box just as you expect it. Finally, the description of this addon is perfect, one can only rephrase it :-)
At the time of this review, this addon has not been fully "validated" by Mozilla. I've done a code review on it myself and can tell it's OK, it's safe and won't compromise your browser stability, it will only produce effects when the button is clicked. So I think this addon should be fully validated. The addon code is clean and short (even fun if you love craft), this addon doesn't do much and does it well (it's its strength). It's using jQuery and chancejs as libraries. The only thing that I feel is lacking is the version of chancesjs in the file name, something like chance-X.Y.Z.min.js, that would help code reviewers to check that the original library has not been modified in the addon. And a small round of JSHint would graduate this addon with honors.
The addon is extremely simple: It adds a button to the toolbar that, when clicked, fills the current page with random data – no manual work involved. The data is generated correctly with respect to telephone and email fields and the addon also supports radio buttons and checkboxes. I hope that support for date fields comes soon!