Excellent but... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

... waiting for a multiprocess compatible extension fot the 5th star :) .

Simply GREAT Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It would be wonderful to have an editable field in the grid for a label or little comment. THANKS FOR YOUR JOB.

FF52只显示20个表单历史 Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Intended e10 and Webextensions compatibility. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

"by AKAPON on February 26, 2017
This addon will be ported to webextensions?

by Stephan Mahieu (Developer) on February 26, 2017·
Yes, I am happy to say that work on porting this extension to e10s and webextensions has been started."

Thank you SO MUCH Stephan.
I was afraid you'd decide to no longer support it, like so many Add-on developers are considering or intending. Form History Control is one of my favourite add-ons and has saved me SO MANY TIMES when Firefox crashed or I accidentally closed the wrong tab or firefox itself.
Form History Control is wonderful and IMHO its a "must have" Add-on.

Thank you for the positive feedback, reactions like this give me the motivation to keep maintaining and improving this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This addon will be ported to webextensions?

Yes, I am happy to say that work on porting this extension to e10s and webextensions has been started.

This extension saves my time many times! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful for restoring lost text, typed in forms after site errors, browser crash, and many other problems.

Very Very Good Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent tool!

A Must Have Addon!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I 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.

Never again will a Forum toss the post you are carefully in the middle of compiling . . . Rated 5 out of 5 stars

into 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.

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful add-on. Working great.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best add-on ever!

Absolutely brilliant and indispensable Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely brilliant and indispensable. I'm using FF since the early days and I can't understand how could I live without this jewel for so long.

Great add-on for precise history control Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a web developer I need precise control over form history. This add-on is perfect for the task.

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've just installed v1.4.0.5 in FF 45 and it works like a charm.
Thank you so much for this great add-on.

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Great Until Firefox 45 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm giving this rating based on past experience. However, since Firefox 45, I have not been able to use this add-on. Help!

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This is the greatest extension ever made Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hands 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.

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Does not work like Lazarus Rated 2 out of 5 stars


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.


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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.

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....

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Feature has been added in version You can now copy a value to the clipboard from the dropdown menu or the right-click popup menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just simply amazing.

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