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How can I get Firefox to fill in form data for NEW forms

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Firefox remebers my data for previously filled in forms - thats fine. BUtr how can I get it to know my basic data (name, email, phone number etc) for forms / sites I havent previously visited?

Firefox remebers my data for previously filled in forms - thats fine. BUtr how can I get it to know my basic data (name, email, phone number etc) for forms / sites I havent previously visited?

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Firefox can remember form data saved via "Remember search and form history".

This is different from filling addresses via "Forms and Autofill".

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Hello. Dear matt1510.

Sorry, the question you asked seems difficult to complete.

Because a perfect account security is that each account has a unique password, Firefox can't learn your username and password on other sites.

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You can use the address autofill feature. If you don't see it in settings, you can force-enable by adding your two-letter country code to extensions.formautofill.addresses.supportedCountries in about:config then restart the browser.

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aiwwe0897 said

Hello. Dear matt1510. Sorry, the question you asked seems difficult to complete. Because a perfect account security is that each account has a unique password, Firefox can't learn your username and password on other sites.

Thanks but questions doesnt refer to passwords.

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zeroknight said

You can use the address autofill feature. If you don't see it in settings, you can force-enable by adding your two-letter country code to extensions.formautofill.addresses.supportedCountries in about:config then restart the browser.

i've tried that and set it to UK. Ive tried to fill in a form and it doesnt seem to work. Perhaps I have to fill in one form and then it wil remember the details? Dunno

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You can enable the form autofill and credit card autofill feature by modifying some extensions.formautofill prefs on the about:config page, but no guarantee that this works properly. You ca set extensions.formautofill prefs that have a value of "detect" to "on", close and restart Firefox after changing those prefs.

extensions.formautofill.available = "on"
extensions.formautofill.addresses.supported = "on"
extensions.formautofill.creditCards.supported = "on"
extensions.formautofill.creditCards.available = true (Boolean)

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cor-el said

You can enable the form autofill and credit card autofill feature by modifying some extensions.formautofill prefs on the about:config page, but no guarantee that this works properly. You ca set extensions.formautofill prefs that have a value of "detect" to "on", close and restart Firefox after changing those prefs. extensions.formautofill.available = "on" extensions.formautofill.addresses.supported = "on" extensions.formautofill.creditCards.supported = "on" extensions.formautofill.creditCards.available = true (Boolean)

Thanks. Done all those - will see if it works.

I get frm the replies there is no standard way to do this - seems a bit odd as its a feature a lot of people will be used to coming from other browsers (from personal experience I know chrome and safari have this as standard feature).

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Firefox can remember form data saved via "Remember search and form history".

This is different from filling addresses via "Forms and Autofill".

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cor-el said

Firefox can remember form data saved via "Remember search and form history". This is different from filling addresses via "Forms and Autofill".


Thank you very much.

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Works on desktop. Doesn't seem to work on iphone app.

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aiwwe0897 said

Hello. Dear matt1510. Sorry, the question you asked seems difficult to complete. Because a perfect account security is that each account has a unique password, Firefox can't learn your username and password on other sites.

Thanks but questions doesnt refer to passwords.

Sorry.

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