Bugfix release, fixing display issues

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 15:25

On some OS's, like Ubuntu with FF 57 content in popup windows were almost always hidden. Only after resizing did the content reveal itself.
This is probably caused by a weird bug in FF in relation to Linux ans possibly also MacOS.
The only fix I could come up with is displaying the popup window first and sending a width update next increasing the width 1 pixel.
Also the handling of sending and receiving messages behaved a little different, causing the close button for the preferences window not always showing up.
Hopefully this fixes all display issues.

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