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Chacham's Journal: FireFox: Plugin Lazarus 5

Journal by Chacham

There are many excellent plugins for Firefox, one of them is Lazarus: Form Recovery. In short, it saves typed forms, so if the browser crashes, a simple click brings back the old text. It has happened to me more than once that i spent quite some time formulating a post only to have all the work get lost on a crash or the website error. I resorted to using Notepad to save text where possible. Now it's just a couple clicks away.

I contacted the author with two requests, to remove the icon from the context menu and to collapse both options into one sub-menu so my context menu is a little less cluttered. He implemented the first as an add-on and sent me a beta, the second was a a bit more complicated and might make it into a new release soon.

I asked what i could do to help. He asked that i spread the word. No problem with that, this is a really good add-on.

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FireFox: Plugin Lazarus

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  • can think of a few times this would have really come in handy. thanks for pointing it out.

    • I don't know. It's one thing to have session saver for dozens of tabs, but it when it comes down to the details, I have to ask, really?

      Note that I understand the concept of labour-saving devices, but you just can't "safe" everything.

      I need more coffee.
      • I consider it another layer. Will be really nice when I'm doing a longer slashdot submission or something on my blog. I've already gotten into other habits to not lose stuff - this looks secure so I consider it to be a nice piece of my safety net.

  • Not the add on per-se as I don't really see the need for it, but the interaction with the developer sounds great. You probably made the developers day by making suggestions.

    For the projects that I have worked on, the ones where I get feedback from the users are always the most enjoyable. One in particular was an add on for WoW that many folks had a love/hate relationship about. The feedback on the forums from both allowed me to make a much better add on each release.

    • by Chacham (981)

      Yeah, i know about feedback. I once dropped out of a development effort because of zero feedback.

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