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How can I get my Autofill to work on Firefox for Windows? I have installed fields whilst completing forms manually but nothing results from this!

How can I get my Autofill to work on Firefox for Windows? I have installed fields whilst completing forms manually but nothing results from this!

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0

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Scribe 683 solutions 3291 answers

Hi, go to the 3-bar menu > Options > Privacy, and make sure 'Remember search and form history' is selected. Also see: Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms. And: Firefox doesn't save web form entries

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Hi, go to the 3-bar menu > Options > Privacy, and make sure 'Remember search and form history' is selected. Also see: [[Control whether Firefox automatically fills in forms]]. And: [[Firefox doesn't save web form entries]] ''If your question is resolved by this or another answer, please take a minute to let us know. Thank you!''

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Seems to save entries but does not insert them into a new website form!

Seems to save entries but does not insert them into a new website form!
cor-el
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
Start Firefox in <u>Safe Mode</u> to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance *do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems

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Safe Mode also disables Autofill which I then cannot test to see if it fills in forms correctly!

Safe Mode also disables Autofill which I then cannot test to see if it fills in forms correctly!
Happy112
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chriswren said

Safe Mode also disables Autofill which I then cannot test to see if it fills in forms correctly!

Are you talking about 'Autofill' - the addon  ?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autofill-262804/

In that case :

The developer hasn't updated his add-on since 2013, so you should really contact him and ask him to update (and migrate the add-on to Webextensions)

''chriswren [[#answer-1006536|said]]'' <blockquote> Safe Mode also disables Autofill which I then cannot test to see if it fills in forms correctly! </blockquote> Are you talking about 'Autofill' - the addon ? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autofill-262804/ In that case : The developer hasn't updated his add-on since 2013, so you should really contact him and ask him to update (and migrate the add-on to Webextensions)

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Can't see how to contact him!

Can't see how to contact him!
Happy112
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chriswren said

Can't see how to contact him!

Maybe you could try the support site or the support email  ?

''chriswren [[#answer-1006583|said]]'' <blockquote> Can't see how to contact him! </blockquote> Maybe you could try the support site or the support email ?

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The site I found did not have any method to contact!

The site I found did not have any method to contact!
Happy112
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chriswren said

The site I found did not have any method to contact!

How about the support email link  ?

''chriswren [[#answer-1006705|said]]'' <blockquote> The site I found did not have any method to contact! </blockquote> How about the support email link ?
Happy112
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You could consider switching to 'AutoFill Forms' (WebExtension) :

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autofill-forms-e10s/

You could consider switching to 'AutoFill Forms' (WebExtension) : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autofill-forms-e10s/