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Like many others, I found this by searching for a replacement for Lazarus (RIP). While it doesn't yet measure up to Lazarus, from what I can tell it's one of the only alternatives available. I can't for the life of me understand why there aren't more options for form saving since every single one of us has wished for it at one time or another.
I don't yet know whether Textarea Cache will save me when I need saving. I won't know that until I've accidentally closed the browser or lost a form, and need to recover my text. But it seems like a good start, and I'm happy there is at least one dev working on this.
Wildsky: you seem to be updating this often, and responding to comments/reviews as well, so I can only hope that you stick with this project and that it continues to improve. Cheers!
It used to work very well and often proved hugely useful. However, it now saves text erratically which makes this formerly great add-on unreliable. The 'options' seem to have disappeared, so I can only specify exceptions but not e.g. how long the cached text should be preserved. Although I haven't found a comparable alternative, I'll have to uninstall it, if it doesn't get fixed. Shame.
The feature you describe will be implement in the near future. Please be patient. :)
Hat mir schon öfter geholfen, eingegebene Texte bei Browser-Absturz (z.B. durch unerwünschtes erzwungenes automatisches Windows-Update) zu retten. Funktioniert toll!
Maybe I was a little fast in that first review. The plug in didn't seem to work at that time, but today things look different. Maybe it wanted a restart of the browser? Maybe it needed me to start the 64bit version instead of the older(56) 32bit to work? Have no idea. But it works.
This add-on should not require any browser restarting. But sometimes add-on installation is quite weird causing some strange problems, maybe it is a bug of Firefox I guess...
Anyway, you have it now. Just enjoy it! And feel free to report bugs or new feature to me!
Firefox57以前我最喜欢的扩展之一 那个好像没有更新了 谢谢提供优秀的扩展
謝謝你的欣賞！！我會繼續努力地開發這個 add-on，歡迎到 github.com 給我其他意見！
It slows down loading websides by 1 Second
Yeah... the performance is still a main problem...
I am trying to design a algorithm to save your text effectively.
Unfortunately it doesnt work on Youtube comments
Ok, I will check it later. Thank you for your report, it does make this add-on better!
Thank You for badly needed continuation of previous XUL based extension. Are there plans to develop it a bit more? More configuration like how long to store and such will be greatly appreciated!
Of course, I will add some configurations feel free to suggest. :)
This add-on has saved my a$$ so many times due to web form processing errors and the like. I am so glad it has been ported to WebExtensions!
I had a few issues with some of the early versions, but the developer was very quick to address them and now it works great.
Thank you for your patience. ;)
Feel free to report any other issues to me!
I really miss Lazarus, but this is a nice alternative within the limitations of WebExtensions.
I will keep making this add-on better :)
The developer responded to my past review and said he made some changes in the latest update which should fix the issues, however it still doesn't seem to be working. I reached out to the developer directly and we are trying to figure it out. I will come back to update my review with the outcome.
Hi please give the link that not work so that I could debug for you
It's incredibly helpful!
Thanks, I am glad you like this add-on. :)
Textarea Cache 實質的幫助我於網頁瀏覽時的整體經驗 <3
The extension works generally fine. But it causes huge slowdown when you type your text into input fields (text areas). For this reason, it's almost unusable. See https://github.com/ettoolong/TextareaCache/issues/36 .
Yes, you are right.
I will try to make it faster, wait for me!
不好意思，因為 Firefox 基於安全性考量有許多地方以前能拿資料的現在都拿不到，所以需要花一點時間調整（或找方法、或等 API 釋出），我會繼續讓這個套件更好用，謝謝你的支持！
Will only recall very last text field entry for all or any other fields in document or post. Too clumsy to use (if it worked at all), and lacking detailed instructions for loading and using. Toolbar icon never appears--despite developer claiming it will automatically. Uninstalled today. 0/5.
> Toolbar icon never appears
It is not show by default, you could turn it on in the options page.
And I am trying to make this add-on better, please tell me in what website you found there is problem in this add-on.
I really hope the developer can make this as good as the Lazarus add-on that I've used for years. I really relied on that add-on heavily, but it stopped working a while back.
TextArea really doesn't work all that well. I've been bitten so many times where no text was saved, I've grown a bit bitter over this add-on.
It happens very often, but where I notice it most is in Mantis bugtracker. We use this to keep track of bugs and such. Often I will type a bunch of text, then click Submit. But, if there is too much time between a comment/edit and submission, Mantis complains there is a time out and I should try again.
That's where Lazarus was able to recover my text, and TextArea isn't.
Also, I now tried it on this add-ons review page. And after navigating away from the page, TextArea did NOT remember what I typed (luckily I copy'n'pasted it to the clipboard).
Hi iycgtptyarvg iycgtptyarvg,
Thank you for your comment.
And please tell me in what site you found this add-on doesn't work, so that I could reproduce problem and debug in that website. :)
I know this is a tough time for Fx addon devs.
It will work OK on some text forms (say, some forum posts). When it works, it's easy to use. Needs more control over keeping or deleting entries.
But other sites, it may save only the 1st or last line typed. Other times, saves nothing - not even a blank entry.
At 1st, I thought it was uBlockO 1.14.4 interfering, but further testing ruled it out as the only problem. It was too inconsistent to show uBo was a problem or not.
I gave 2 stars because at least someone is trying to develop webext addons.
thank you for your two star haha..
I was busy last several mouths, but now I have more time to improve this add-on. I sincerely invite you try this add-on again. If you found any website this add-on could not save the text you type, tell me, I will fix it as soon as possible!
Thanks again for your comment. :)
Thanks to make Textarea Cache for WE, but still not good enough.
It cannot save the inputted text in "groups.google.com", whereas Form History Control and the original Textarea Cache (not sure) can save it.
I know the text area of google groups is actually an iframe, not textarea tag, so if it's intentional, forget what I say.
However, I expected before that I can only use Textarea Cache Lite and remove the Form History Control, which I only use its "Editor History" feature, now I have to return to Form History Control until Textarea Cache Lite is solid enough.
感謝你的評論，鑑於你留言的版號是在 2.3.0，而那是個很久以前的版本，最新版的 Textarea Cache 應該是可以在 google group 儲存資料了，能否麻煩你協助我確認一下呢？
順帶一提，之前沒辦法那麼頻繁地更新是因為我前段時間無法接觸網路，而且現在我回來了，所以這個套件會加速更新，以便盡速回到 solid enough 的程度。
Your page here, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/textarea-cache/, links to your TAIWAN CHINESE PAGE for the lite version,
CHANGE THAT LINK to go to the English-language page, https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/textarea-cache-lite/
(I'm giving an average review, 3 stars, because I haven't tried the app, but this seemed the fastest and most helpful way to submit this page correction.)
Thank you very much!!
It was my mistake. Really thanks for your report!