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Keep the default profile as a reference to see what the regular expressions should look like. If you do change it, export it somewhere first. Don't use the default profile directly: The "Name" field is messed up no matter what you do to it.
It's easy to screw up an existing profile when creating a new one. Here's now not to screw it up:
1. Copy the current profile.
2. Change the name.
3. Click "Apply".
Importing is pretty messed up. You might have to duplicate a profile in order not to lose it. I haven't quite figured this out.
Text values seem to be stored in lowercase initially. I was able to reenter the value to force uppercase.
You can access the thing from tools->add-ons->options, but you can also right click on a field and choose "Add an Autofill Forms Rule for this field". This is easy but it makes the rule site-specific so you have to change stuff if you want the rule to cover other sites.
Previous reviewer must be some kind of idiot. This plugin was not hard to use at all. Just fill in the values and click a button. If you can't do this, maybe you should stick to internet explorer. Don't want to overload your brain.
wtf! What a piece of crap. First of all, this thing is way too convoluted. It gives NO instructions on how to fill it out. Any other auto fill form that I have ever seen is straight forward, and needs no instructions. What's with all the "value" crap? And you give us the option to screw up the value by letting us alter the "sample". Letting the sample be manipulated is where your program falls to pieces.
Imagine filling out personal information on a normal registration site, and the simplicity of it. This is suppose to be a time saver, not a "make you want to jump off a bridge" extension, because you can't even figure out where or how your name is supposed to be.
Great idea and icon, not even a little bit intuitive. I simply could not get it to do more than fill everything on a page with one thing...kind of makes it useless unless you want to spend an entire day programming, after which it may work. Frankly, if it cannot read what the page is asking for and fill in the desired info without my intervention, well what's the point? I still found myself filling in all the blanks.
The Robo Form user is right... not friendly or intuitive.
FABulous! So easy to set up (fast and intuitive) -- and worked like magic the first time I used it.
When I think of the years I've spent tediously hand-typing out every repetitive form, I wonder why I didn't look for this sooner??
THANK YOU from Catherine!
Is there an option to automatically fill the forms after pageload? (without ALT+J)
Also, could there be a shortcut to fill & submit the form? Maybe a rule field for each profile to select the name of the form to submit (as many pages have multiple forms - search, fast login...)?
Useful would be for the profile to have an autosubmit option that executes if everything can be filled on a page.
Imagine this: You go to the login page of a membership website - the extension automatically fills login/password and signs you in.
There's one little thing that I don't really like and that is the ability to make the icon small so that it can be placed on the same line as the "File", "Edit", "View", etc.
I would also like it better if it could be placed on the very bottom bar where the progress bar typically is. There are many extensions that have this ability, but not this one which is a bit of a disappointment right now.
I know you can make the icons small, but the form filler icon is the only one I want to make small so that it does not distort the toolbars.
If these nitpicky issues were resolved I'd give it a 10.
I really really like the way it is customizable..
Some things that in my opinion need improvement:
-The dropdown menu on the icon toolbar should have the option "Display form details" that it is accessible through the addons menu..
-Furthermore, again in the drop menu there should be a list with the attributes (ie mail user location) and when the user clicks on one of them the active form is filled with the specific info.
i hope you understand what i mean at the above suggestions and take them seriously into consideration.
Keep on the good work!
awesome extension, thank you!!
This is a world-class plugin for the forthcoming generation of Firefox version 3. The auto-fill works like a charm, this plugin is exactly what I've been looking for!
Keep it up!
This extension works perfectly and does everything I want in a form filler. I've used other form fillers in the past, and this one is the best.
It allows multiple profiles and is completely customizable.
To get the most out of this add-on, you must be willing and able to configure it yourself. Use the default profile as an example
to set up your own profile(s).
If you like writing your own regular expressions and you like customizing tools to your own needs, this is the form filling add-on you want.
On the other hand, if you just expect to download the extension and expect it to handle every website and form for you without any setup work on your own, you will probably be disappointed.
When I set up my profile for different PCs at work, AutoFill Forms is as nacessary as Firefox itself! Good work.
This is great!
I fill out a lot of "freebie" request forms online, and it takes forever to type in all my address info, so I was looking for something to speed up the process. After all, less typing means a little more time to hunt down more freebies.
I downloaded this on the strength of the positive reviews here, and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for. It's been mentioned that there's a bit of a learning curve involved in getting this set up, and that it takes a while to flesh out the profile. That's true -- what's also true is that after you spend that while, it's REALLY helpful if you click the "Apply" button at the top. (You live, you learn, I guess.) When I first opened this, I felt a little intimidated by all the fields that needed filling out -- especially given some of the comments I'd read here. But the entire process -- from downloading through dismissing the finished preferences window (including the two times I had to fill it out) -- took less than 10 minutes, and it worked on the first try. Even after more than 10 years online, I tend to still be a little browser-challenged (usually with plug-ins -- or is that, plug-and-pray-ins?), so this was a rarity and a relief.
I also really like the ability to have more than one profile at a time. I use a fake name and phone number and a "black hole" address for my freebie requests, but I use my real info for online shopping and requesting info from businesses. A quick click on the arrow on the toolbar button lets me switch back-and-forth in a blink. Niiice.
A sizeable "thank you" to the developer -- this is going to save me a LOT of time.
This extension has problems filling out forms. It can't fill out the information correctly when registering for this website(addons.mozilla.org)
It also has problems when registering on AOL aim screen names. The 'username' field gets mixed up with the 'e-mail' field. Those two fields have conflicts with each other.
Hehe, I want to work for that company too :P
Seriously though, good add-on except it was interesting on how to figure out how to adjust it. When adding on, it doubles the catagory so one has to be deleted is all. Thanks for the script since it'll make filling stuff out much easier. :)
Great addon more so for web developers than a regular form filler. Checkout my post on maverickthinker.org about the same.
This is a very useful addon, keep up the great work!
Very intuitive, very configurable, easy to change profiles, regex site/field rules, obviously built for developers :) perfect.
This extension is very good for extendability, normal users have a little bit of learning curve, but once you've mastered the configuration, it really rocks, thanks.
I found this VERY confusin compared to the Original Autofill which seems to be stuck at V1.5
That simply used the info from your Apple Mail Address Book at one click.
I donot understand all this syntax rules stuff, I just want a simple add on
A cross between FormFiller and Autofill would be good
The R click to find the date in Form Filler can be irksome too
Seems to be too complicated for me si I removed it
Will suit the Geeks and power users maybe
Of course, there are so many things to complete using the 'Options' way, but when it's been done this very good when we have to fill forms quickly. A good idea when you're beginning with this extension is to create a new profile (of this extension, not a Firefox one!): doing that you can register values when you need.
Great, very great :-)
It does exactly what it's supposed to. I haven't come across any bugs in it, and the ruleset makes it pretty extendible for other stuff too.
The only minor annoyance I've come across is that you've got to hit apply for each rule that you fill in when initially setting up the values, but that's not a big deal since most anybody who's not an idiot can figure that out.
Like "Not Impressed" I too have come from years of using Maxthon and Roboform, and found this add-in very confusing (and, gasp, made the same error they did!). What I wanted was a simple, but customisable method of filling out forms. I might have found it with FIREFORM at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3193 instead.
This might be a good add-in if it had a help page and examples on how to use.
This is the first extension I have found that does exactly what I want. It works well in Firefox 2, allows me to fill out a whole form with just one button click (or Alt+J key press), and doesn't require any additional programs or toolbars.
I tried signing up for del.icio.us, Digg, MSN Hotmail, Myspace, and Yahoo. The basics worked on every site except Hotmail, and I was able to add rules for the rest. (To do this required basic programming knowledge, but when every programmer sends their rules to the original author, this will quickly work even better.)
Well done and thank you!
Haved used RoboForm with IE for years, new FireFox user and decided to try something new. So installed Autofill Forms. Went in to customize my information. Default user was set with lots of rules. Strange, doesn't seem to work like a Windows GUI, lets me change a field but when I go to the next field the old info is still there. OK, lets add a new user, nothing happens. OK, lets delete the Default user and add a new one, oh good Default is gone, add the new user and it is empty. No rules, nothing. That is useless, making the rules up is 99.999% of the work. OK, uninstall and re-install. Default is not added back in, don't have time to find it in the registry and do a full uninstall. Good-Bye