FormSaver is an extension that lets you create a bookmark that remembers the exact state of a web form. Handy for form development and testing, saving common form entries, and much more.
- Fill out a form.
- Click the FormSaver option under your Tools menu or in right-click context menu.
- In the options window, specify if FormSaver should remember password fields, the bookmark name, and bookmark folder in which to place your bookmark.
- Click Create Bookmarklet.
- The next time you return to the same form, find the bookmark in your bookmark folder and select it.
- The bookmark will fill in your form with the exact data it was saved with.
- Saves the exact state of html form element values to a firefox bookmark. When clicked, the bookmark fills in the fields as they were saved.
- Toggle whether or not to save password field values.
- Toggle saving hidden field values.
- Option to skip blank textboxes / textareas. Skips overwriting content on form fill.
- Ignore field errors (i.e. missing fields).
- Toggle checking that the current URL matches the url of the save form.
- Choose where in the bookmarks tree to save the bookmark, and give it a custom name.
- Formsaver is meant for web form testing. It was not designed to store personal information like passwords, etc. Please use carefully.
- The most requested feature is to auto-redirect the user to the URL the form was saved at. While I’d love to add this feature, I am unaware of how to properly detect the page load completion from the scope the bookmarklet runs in. Extensions and page-level scripts have access to page load functions, but I am not sure what access the bookmarklets have. In addition, it’s difficult to separate the load complete event for the current page versus the new URL.
- Sometimes, forms with elements that have invalid characters instead of proper names cause problems during the form fill. Formsaver is only tested against W3C-valid web forms.
- Code contributions are welcome and usually accepted. If you submit patches that are included in the next version, you will receive due credit.
Published by Michael Botsko on 7/6/2009