Minor bugfix release

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 16:05

After a short break it is time to pickup the pace again. First some minor but annoying bugfixes.

Changed in this release:
  • Display an error message when there is a problem with the database permission
  • Hide URL column from small popup dialog to prevent messed up layout (URL remains searchable)

Formhistory not saved and/or empty database?

Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 16:41

Data not stored?

If you experience problems regarding form history not being saved, please check if you have cookies enabled.
This add-on uses indexeddb to store its information and according to this issue (see bugzilla) disabling cookies will prevent data being stored. So please check the Privacy and Security preferences of the browser and make sure that cookies are accepted or Form History Control will not be able to store your data.

Empty database?

This add-on now uses the new mandatory WebExtensions API which no longer offers access to Firefox's built-in formhistory database. This means that after installing the WebExtensions enabled version, you start with an empty formhistory data storage.
There are two ways to get the formhistory data from the old version back into the new version:
  1. If you have an export file from the old version, you can simply import that file into the new version. The exportfile is compatible with the new version.
  2. If you have no importfile, I can provide you with a standalone Java application that can export the formhistory data from the old version. I will publish a help page with instructions very soon but for now you may contact me by e-mail or post a request (comment) on this website and I will send you the instructions directly.

Still not working?

Despite rigorous testing on many websites and being a heavy user myself, it is very likely some issues have been overlooked or slipped through. So if you think this add-on is not saving the text you type on a particular website despite the fact you have cookies enabled let me know!
I will gladly investigate any problem you experience and try to figure out what the problem is so I can fix it and improve this add-on. By providing me with feedback you not only help yourself, it will also benefit other users who might run into the same problem.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 22:27

Some minor bugfixes:
  • Tweak column widths in small datatable popup to prevent messed up layout
  • Hold page position when updating and redrawing age in datatable
  • Rename Wiky.js to wiky.js (fix wiki preview in entryview)
  • Small increase (50px) entryview width


Bugfix: limit size of columns and preview in the small popup panel

Too much info for the columns so I had to decrease the width of the host and url columns.
Also opening details (with the plus icon) for values with a lot of data caused scrollbars to appear and messed up the layout. So I set a limit for the width and height.

Release Some more small changes

Changes in this release:
  • Add url to the tableview, searching now includes the url (someone needed this very bad)
  • Added Markdown, Wiki and Text preview to entryview
  • Remove inline styles when converting html to readable text
  • Escape tooltip text in datatable view (fix values sometimes exceeding max length value column)

Release Some small changes

Monday, November 20, 2017 | 00:43

Some small changes and bugfixes in this release.
  • Add additional clickable icons to the small popup
  • Copy text to clipboard now preserves HTML formatting
  • Hide HTML tags from tableview, show readable text only
  • Bugfix restore editor field contextmenu:
    • show international chars
    • sort hostname matches by date
    • exclude hostname matches from recent used
  • Fix close button preference dialog not always visible

Release Small usability changes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 18:15

Setting the preference to ON for overriding the default autocomplete with a custom one was a bad mistake on my part. It does not make sense to turn on autocomplete that gets its values from a database that for the vast majority of users is still empty. Only in time, when more formhistory data is collected by the new add-on, does it make sense to switch to the custom autocomplete.

Thus in this version the default override-autocomplete preference is turned off.

B.t.w. The database is initially empty because the new API does not allow access to the builtin Firefox formhistory database. Therefor this add-on will start collecting its own set of formhistory entries.

Also the popup that appears when you left-click the icon (also initially empty because no data collected yet) will now show all entries instead of only the entries applicable to the current active webpage. I believe this is more intuitive.

Changes in this release:
  • Show all data in the left-click popup dialog instead of just the fields for the active page (more intuitive)
  • Set the override-automplete preference default to false