Firefox Autofill Frustration, Am I doing it wrong?
I love the AutoFill feature, with some exceptions. And I am hoping someone can offer a solution, even if it is to tell me I am doing it wrong.
It seems like others would have a similar problem, and it is sort of difficult to explain, although I'd think there would be a simple solution. Anyway, let me try to explain...
When I use the autofill option, it is usually while placing an order, or filling out my account details for whatever shopping site, or gaming profile, etc. But I have multiple addresses I need to consider when I am shopping, and need to send the order to one or the other, instead of my regular address. Like placing an order that I want sent to my mother's address.
As anyone knows, when you change something, like the address, state, zip or phone number, you end up with several autofill entries. Like this...
First Name, Last Name (My primary info, but I can't see it in the pop-up) First Name, Last Name (My primary info, but my work address, which I also don't see) First Name, Last NAME First Name, Last Name FIRST NAME, Last Name First Name, Last Name
These pop up, all valid options, the next time you start filling out a form. Which is great, because ONE of them is the one you would like to use, but there is no way to see WHICH one points to the one you need. The first one is my normal address, phone, etc, but the autofill pop up doesn't show you anything other than the name, the second is my work, but I can't see that it is... only the name. The third might be my mom's address, but again, I have no idea because only my name is shown...etc etc etc.
Is there a better autofill plugin out there, one that lets you label them? Or some way to show more than just the name? Just showing me the same name 12 times, without any way to know what the right one to use is, kinda makes the autofill feature useless for me. If I only had one phone, or one address, etc, the feature would work great. But since I have about a dozen addresses I routinely use, each with their own unique state or zipcode, or phone number, has rendered autofill useless unless I only need the common "top" one.
I hope I've made it clear what the problem is. And no, using a unique firefox profile for each is not the answer. I'd have to log out/off firefox and switch profiles several times in one shopping or gaming session, which would only make the solution highly annoying.
It would be nice to find a plugin, or any other solution, that would let me label, or differentiate each from the other when the autofill pop-up gives me the option to fill the form.
Like... Home - First Name, Last Name Work - First Name, Last Name Mom's - First Name, Last Name Gary's - First Name, Last Name
Anyone have a solution, or feel my pain? Or am I simply doing it wrong?
ANY help is greatly appreciated.
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You can search the Add-ons website for a suitable extension (read the reviews).
- Autofill https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/autofill-quantum/
- AutoFill Forms (WebExtension) https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/autofill-forms-e10s/
For some reason, I used google to try and find an add-on and wasn't successful. Never occurred to me to search the actual addon website. I must be getting old. I will try the one you linked, thank you very much! I feel like a 60 year old noob.
If you simply click on the field where the data would be different, Firefox will display the choices for that field - and when you pick one, it fills out the entire form using that set of data.
I agree. It would be great to change the name of preset autofills. Having it show Home, Work, Parents, etc. Since I use Firefox as my primary at work, I get hundreds of autofills and many I will never use again.