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Why is there no form history manager?

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I looked at the file that stores the form history and its 30MB in size. A lot is not used any more or captured without reason, while other entries are still needed. Because I still need some entries I cant just delete the entire form history. Other entries are there where I think: how did get in there. I dont want that.

Since the txt in the file is senselessly encoded I cant just edit it with my Notepad. And for what such a huge file (30Mb) anyway?

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Which file do you mean?

Form history is stored in the file formhistory.sqlite in the Firefox Profile Folder
A file size of 30 MB of formhistory.sqlite seems quite large to me.

You can use the Form History Control extension to inspect and modify saved form data.


Copy and Paste this code in the Code field in the "Tools > Error Console" and click the "Evaluate" button to compress (vacuum) the formhistory.sqlite database file.

const Cc=Components.classes,Ci=Components.interfaces;
Cc["@mozilla.org/satchel/form-history;1"].getService(Ci.nsIFormHistory2). DBConnection.executeSimpleSQL("VACUUM");
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the addon: Just what I needed.. thanks a lot.