Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | 19:17

Changes in this release:
  • Available locales English, Czech, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Danish, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Added option to exclude fieldnames from view
  • Added global keybindings for most menu-items in (right-click-)contextmenu
  • Added option to Export/Import keybindings (default yes)
  • Added menu-option to display (toggle) the fieldname next to each formfield
  • Added option to manually save formfields (current field or all fields on page)
  • Improved performance places db-lookup (faster startup)
  • Set fixed width for the about dialog

  • Fixed About dialog not properly displayed in 4.0b8pre
  • Fixed Add-on bar right-click menu showing next to popup-menu of FHC itself (Mozilla 4.0)
  • Fixed Show icons in regexp menu when invoked from cleanup criteria dialog
  • Fixed SeaMonkey bug: undefined Components.classes[";1"]
  • Fixed SeaMonkey bug: undefined gBrowser.tabs
  • Fixed this.treeBox.view.selection warning in FF4
  • Re-use existing formhistory dbconnection from browser
  • Possible unresponsive script error: query places db using a background thread

In this release further improvements on the places query (by using a prepared statement). The initial query on my formhistory data takes about 65ms to complete. Looking up additional place data is now reduced from more than 1 second down to 160ms. When Form History Control is opened right after starting the browser, it still might take some 600ms which is probably caused by the fact that the places database is not cached yet.

[Update January 3, 2011]
Additional fixes after Mozilla review:
  • Added FHC namespace to element IDs in overlays
  • Fixed "leak symbols into global scope" in some event listeners
  • Added Portuguese locale

[Update January 8, 2011]
Additional fixes after second Mozilla review (new version now
  • Using a background thread to query the places database is no longer allowed so I had to fix that. This is related to Mozilla bug 608142 (see also this forum post)
I wish the reviewer had reported this in his first review so I could have fixed this the first time.

Release 1.2.8pre4

Sunday, December 12, 2010 | 20:19

In this release I improved the query of places information (the probable url the formfield was used). A user reported an unresponsive script error that was caused by the places query. I now perform the query asynchronous, after the main dialog is displayed. Unfortunately the method I have to use (using a different thread) is deprecated in FF4.0. In the next release I will further improve the performance and efficiency of the query and hope the unresponsive script will no longer occur (an unresponsive script error is triggered when a script takes more than 20(!) seconds to complete).

Changes in this release:
  • Added locales Czech, French, Swedish, Danish and Spanish
  • Fix possible unresponsive script error (query places db asynchronously)
  • Places lookup (url, host, title) temporarily not working in FF4.0b/SM2.1b (Bug 608142)
  • Minor technical improvements

Release 1.2.8pre3

Monday, December 6, 2010 | 20:37

This release is intended for translation only and was uploaded to Babelzilla on December 6th.

Release 1.2.8pre2

Sunday, December 5, 2010 | 21:57

This is a pre-release of 1.2.8 with only English and Dutch translation. The final release will be published when all major translations are finished. The planned release date is two weeks from now. It can be downloaded from here (1.2.8pre2).

Changes in this release:
  • Added a preference-option to manually save formfields (save current field or all fields on the page).
  • When displaying info labels next to each formfield, clicking on a label will expand the label showing more info (javascript must be enabled).
  • Fixed not showing menu-icons in regexp menu when invoked from cleanup criteria dialog.
  • Fixed About dialog not properly displayed in 4.0.
  • Fixed Add-on bar right-click menu showing next to popup-menu of FHC itself (4.0).
  • Fixed this.treeBox.view.selection warning in 4.0.

When the manual save option is enabled in the preferences window (Miscellaneous - Manual save), extra keybindings will become available as well as extra menu-items in the contextmenu. This feature can be handy when 'Remember form history' is turned off, but one still wishes to remember form history for selected forms and fields.

I am planning a more sophisticated strategy for the next release (1.2.9?) where 'Remember form history' can be turned on or off on a per website basis.