Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I can't get it to work. I hit show field names and it shows the field names, but when I hit manage history I get a blank screen. This is where I was hoping to enter values to automatically come up. Thanks for any suggestions.

This is a known bug
see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1425829
and : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1416505

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very handy add-on indeed. Used for years, glad its still being developed.

Only complaint, the popup interface is way too small and I don't like the scrollbars, can you make it resizable? (Session Sync does this)

If you want it really big (or resizable), try right-clicking and choose the first option from the drop down menu. That will give you all the flexibility you might wish for.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

the new form history control doesnt seem to work for editor fields anymore, which was what i was using it for with the other elements disabled. Annoying.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It's very buggy. The app loads the history very slowly, and it almost seems like "freezing." Many times, the browser asks me what to do: wait or stop? I have to stop loading. It's not an efficient app. Retyping is faster than loading everything.

5/17: I'm not sure the suggested way is right. I have to wait for the loading of the history to be done before I can do anything, including cleaning the history. So, that's why I said, the add-on has bugs. It loads everything very very slowly.

Try cleaning up some of your history, the next version can do that automatically.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Changed to this as a replacement for Lazarus. It works well but given the sensitive nature of information it really needs to be encrypted and protected with a password.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would be nice if I could disable "remembering" certain field types or sites. Otherwise, a great replacement for lazarus :)

It is being developed and will be available in the next release.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I have used this in place of Lazarus for some time, and miss the old version, which had options for cleaning up old data and setting preferences, while this version seems to be as-is and all you can do is search for keywords for the text you want and ignore the rest, since I can't find any way to clean up useless entries. Still better than nothing, but not as good as it used to be.

Cleanup is on the todo list.
Because of the new WebExtensions API this add-on needed to be rewritten almost entirely from scratch, so please be patient. All good things will return.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just works fine on different sites.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love how this can help me save my work when I'm typing directly into text fields! This extension is a must.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is a life saver when a site borks and removes the text you've drafted, or reloads for no apparent reason, or just decides to log you out. Couldn't live without it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just the thing for tax forms that might take days to complete but say:

"One-time submission

The online FBAR form does not allow you to save your progress during
form completion as it is designed to benefit filers who are ready to
file the FBAR today. If you have gathered all information needed to
complete and submit the FBAR in a one-sitting, then the online form
might be right for you."

I'm so glad this has been ported to WE Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Finally found something that replaces Lazarus completely for me. Textarea Cache didn't have dropdown list history, this one does.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

the developer spent many hours to bring the addon back to life and make it compatible with the new FF platform. the result is an extension that works even better than the old one. i'm happy it's back.
as for the user "RmichaelR", the old version was very complicated and extremely outdated. keep in mind that FF 57 no longer allows installation of addons that use the old API.

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Simplify and is it slow Rated 4 out of 5 stars

1. Make it user friendly like Lazarus was: The most common use is to recover comments from boxes that didn't upload. But you have to find the selection in the middle of a long list of choices, which then opens another menu list.
2. Slow? My Firefox v.57 is running much slower since the last version upgrade. I disabled Form History Control and it's running much faster. Maybe it's related to something else when I had to close and reopen Firefox, but right now my problems are over except for finding a new replacement for Firefox

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Have you tried the latest webextension enabled version? It should resolve all your problems.

Indispensable! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A bit complicated to use, but a real life saver of a program

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Thank you for your review.

I m happy to announce that the upcoming new version will be a lot simpler and easier to use.

Indispensable extension! WebExtensions support planned? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This addons saved me a lot of times !
Do you plan to use WebExtensions in a future release?

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Yes, I am developing a new WebExtension based version. Please be patient because it needs a complete rewrite so it is a lot of work.

How to filter values according to site Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Must admit I did not use this addon much until now, so this is more of a question than a review.

I just installed because I hoped there would be a solution for the following.
Many sites share the same field names in their forms - of course. And while sometimes it is good to find all "email" adresses entered elsewhere for new input, there are also fields like "login" or "username" where you really would prefer to only have those available used with this one site previously - mostly the one-and-only login of the site (not pick i out of lots of logins of other sites).

Did I miss this somewhere in the settings, or is it not possible currently? Could it be added?

About your answer (Thanks): where "at the bottom"? In settings, Tab Display (German localization, so I translate back), there is the second checkbox from above: "standard display option is 'only current page'"
Using this (probably tried that before) did not change anything: all values used on any page for a certain input-name are still shown at all of the pages as input values.

About your second answer - seen at July 31: there seem to be quite some misunderstandings (on my side, but..) - I was not even aware of that "main window" (not sure if after installation months ago I was): it is not in the Firefox menu by default, needs to be put there by adjusting FF-menu, now put it in toolbar. Otherwise only in old-style menu (that shows up pressing Alt) under Extras.
And then yes, I can set that checkbox. Which means, that there is every value for every input-name found on the page. But not only the ones for the current website/host. There are listed a lot of values of all the different hosts that have such a field (same input-name). Yes, I can filter that there for the certain domain. But then for other pages the filter is active too it seems. If I read "only current page", I would understand that in the way that only values previously used for the current page's host are presented.
But most of all - I always spoke of the little value-choose-window that FF itself opens directly below the input field. I thought this plugin could filter the values presented therein. If this plugin can only be used with its own window, it is not what I searched for. My only wish is to have the FF selection of values presented for some "login" or "username" field filtered to the values used at that particular site I want to log-in. Seems quite obvious to me, but probably cannot be done with this plugin then. (Thanks for reading)

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The main window displaying all formhistory entries has a checkbox named "Show only current page" ("Nur aktuelle Seite anzeigen") which will do exactly what you need. The preference setting you are referring to will actually check this option by default.

Alternatively you can also use the Advanced search option in the same window and enter the domain of the site you wish to filter.

My Power Fall Back for Form Recovery Rated 4 out of 5 stars

On a daily basis I need a simple form recovery which precisely identifies the same form and previous data entries.

I have to admit, for that I've chosen Lazarus, as FHC fails in many cases to simply fill-up same form again.

Nevertheless, FHC has all the features Lazarus doesn't provide - access any time for data without presence of original form.

4 of 5, although the work done and commitment of author deserves a 5.

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Great but protected with a password, would be even better! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Given the private nature of most of the information collected, it may be worthwhile to offer the possibility (not the obligation) to protect the access of this extension with a password. Thank you anyway for this extension!

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