Today my computer shut down. Suddenly, out of the blue. I was quite angry because I had quite some text written out and unfinished in the web page text areas. Of course, everything is lost. You have surely experienced same problem from time to time, the most common culprits are “back” button and “close” shortcut pressed in error, at least for me.
Today, this experience forced me to look for a solution. And it’s not that hard, it seems. I found a nice Firefox extension called Lazarus. It saves the form data automatically and allows you to restore it in the event of crash/accidental page close/etc.
I’ve been using it for just an hour now, but it seems to behave well. I did a test run where I populated Trac ticket text area and then killed the browser. The text was saved and I could restore it. Finally! 🙂
2 thoughts on “No more losing semifinished text in Firefox”
Firefox is pretty good at doing this itself, since 3.5 or so, I’ve noticed.
It is not as good as I would need 🙂 The experience I described is with latest FF 3.6.12. The truth is that using back and forward buttons now “usually” keeps the content, which is nice. But some use cases don’t. Lazarus seems to cover that hole (the Ankh symbol is quite an accurate logo).