Rated 4.6 out of 5
4.6 Stars out of 5
- by Firefox user 11078108, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5I don't know why this is not included in Firefox by default. I really love this addon!! It increase my productivity while submitting lot of data with my web application. I hope the developer always updating this beast because no other comparable addon even with other browser.
- by Hi.Heux, 5 years agoRated 5 out of 5into the ether. Stephan Mahieu's Form History Control is, as others have said, _indispensable_. There you are, composing a post at someone's forum. But you're taking too much time. Or the phone rang and (horrors!) you've been talking. Or perhaps the pizza arrived and the intoxicating aroma of pepperoni overwhelmed you so much that you booked on over to your widescreen, popped a movie in, and began eating. Return to that forum 5-minutes later . . . or 5 DAYS later, Form History Control has your ENTIRE post, even its revisions!! Do _nothing_: If you've been typing, FHC has your back, operating quietly in the background. I can't recommend this Addon highly enough.
- by Firefox user 11754480, 5 years agoRated 5 out of 5Hands down, this is the greatest extension ever made, for all those times when some stupid webapp decides it doesn't want to save the document you spent the last N hours writing, this extension will save your bacon.
- by Firefox user 5974825, 5 years agoRated 2 out of 5Hi,
I tried the form history extension many times and it never worked for me. For example, I sign up for Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join, and submitted after filling up everything. But the extension did not save the form. Whereas Lazarus worked.
That was just one example. I tried it form many signup forms where you put your desired username, email, first name, last name etc.. This extenstion never worked in those cases. Whereas Lazarus works there. The problem is Lazarus is not developed anymore.
So, I hope you will make it work everywhere soon as that is possible.
Thanks.There is a fundamental difference between Lazarus and Form History Control. Lazarus has created it's own formhistory mechanism which enables them to fully control which fields and controls are being stored. Form History Control however, relies almost entirely on the formhistory mechanism built into Firefox. That is the reason that Lazarus can capture almost everything and Form History Control only captures the standard HTML form textfields.The only thing I have added to Form History Control is the ability to additionally store the state of radiobuttons/checkboxes and most (unfortunately not all) of the multi-line/wysiwyg input fields.
When I started developing this add-on, it captured almost every textinput field out there, but new developments in HTML, CSS and techniques like Ajax created new types of input that could no longer be captured by Firefox which is purely based on HTML forms with textinput fields. Maybe my biggest mistake was not to make this clear in the description of this add-on when. This add-on is basically a User Interface to manage the formhistory which is stored by the standard built-in formhistory mechanism (with some additional extra's).
Trying to make Form History Control behave more like Lazarus requires a complete rewrite of the core functionality of this add-on, something that is inevitable anyway because of the upcoming API-changes (Electrolysis aka e10s) which will also affect Lazarus in the not so distant future.
Given that the development and maintenance of this add-on has taken hundreds of hours up to now, and many more hours have to be spent to keep this add-on functioning in future releases of Firefox, it may very well be that the lifespan of this add-on has come to an end.
- by chris p, 5 years agoRated 3 out of 5back 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.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 the searchfield is not stored by Firefox because ebay has set the option autocomplete="off" for the searchfield.
Setting autocomplete="off" has two effects:
1. It stops the browser saving field data for later autocompletion on similar forms though heuristics that vary by browser.
2. It stops the browser caching form data in session history.
- by Ani, 6 years agoRated 5 out of 5This 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....
- by Jean Gomes, 6 years agoRated 4 out of 5I referred to the fact it only inputs type = "text" are showed
Developer responseposted 6 years agoOn 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.
 As of v 1.4 this add-on will also store radiobuttons and checkboxes
- by nexen, 7 years agoRated 4 out of 5Perfect. 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)
- by aabbcc, 7 years agoRated 4 out of 5Offers 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. ??
Developer responseposted 7 years agoThere 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.