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Offline SchrödingerTopic starter

Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« on: January 12, 2011, 07:19:01 AM »
So I'm typing up a nice post on my lappie or my home PC, figuring things'll be alright - I can just post away, and as long as I don't fowl up accidentily hitting any portion on my laptop to cause my input to be shifted from keyboard to mouse and follow up with backspace for and edit, I won't lose my posts. Of course, then I hit my mousepad and lose focus, off the posting field and on the page itself, thinking I'm just typing away, and editing a little error with backspace.

Bam. Backspace tosses me back to the previous page. I try to get back to the page I was working on, but yeah, my post is lost. And man! I hate it when this happens!

I did recall a while back there was something of a plugin for the Mozilla Firefox browser that seemed to memorize what you put into a posting field so you can recall it with consumate ease, but I'm a dolt, never installed it, and as you can imagine, I can't find it now anymore.

Does anyone at all know of such a plugin that allows the browser to memorize what you put in any posting field in the case of errant crashes and stupid backspaces causing loss of posts? Honestly, I hope someone still has something like that. Otherwise it's back to Notepad.exe  :-(

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Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 07:20:19 AM »

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Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 07:22:47 AM »
Or Textarea Cache, if your system doesn't like Lazarus.

Offline Vekseid

Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 07:24:48 AM »
For the record, I have narrowed the problem down. Yahoo is distracting me : /

Offline SchrödingerTopic starter

Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 07:41:57 AM »
For the record, I have narrowed the problem down. Yahoo is distracting me : /

That's great to hear. I had a hunch you were busy with the current problems with the various mailhosts, so thanks for having had a look at this before. No rush to this, hence me asking for third-party solutions first - your forum is not the only one I'm sometimes running into this particular snag 

Trieste, Lilias, thanks for your suggestions, I'll have a look right at the both of them!

Offline SchrödingerTopic starter

Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011, 07:59:22 AM »
Well hot-diggity. Lazarus works like a charm. Again, thanks for linking me (and us all!) to it, Trieste.

Offline Vekseid

Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 08:04:26 AM »
Yeah, I know what's wrong now. I just need to figure out how to do it without breaking things.

Offline Xillen

Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2011, 08:16:37 AM »
Question, how do you return to the post you were on?

If you hit backspace, but then hit the nextpage arrow in the top left of the firefox window, you should return to the page you are on, with your post intact!

If you hit backspace, and then try to return to where you were by clicking the correct link, what you posted is of course gone.

I don't think I have any addons related to this feature, so I do believe it's a core feature.

Offline SchrödingerTopic starter

Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2011, 08:27:34 AM »
Either by shift-backspace, or clicking Next again. Which sadly does nothing to keep my posts, unless I had them by a preview, so I can simply refresh the page, resend the data, and have my old post back as if I was previewing my reply. Mind, this is with Firefox 3.6.10.

Still, Lazarus may yet prove to be a godsent.

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Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2011, 01:51:30 AM »
Lazarus has worked great for me. Even when Firefox crashes it saves the post. Actually, it saves a long list of posts making it easy to back track to something you may have posted earlier in the day.

Offline Haibane

Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2011, 04:11:03 PM »
I think Lazarus might well be the finest little bit of software ever written. It has saved me sooo much stress.

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Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 02:58:12 AM »
Laz is indeed a handy wee plugin, but an alternative suggestion is to write the post separately (I keep all my stories in a OneNote book) and then copy and paste where required.

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Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 03:20:28 AM »
Laz is indeed a handy wee plugin, but an alternative suggestion is to write the post separately (I keep all my stories in a OneNote book) and then copy and paste where required.
I do this for RP posts, as well, but it would be tedious for everything else. I tend to make a lot of modifications during previews too. This is when I tend to make the great faux pas' and try to edit the preview instead of the text window. Oh happy day, there is Laz to the rescue.

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Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 09:27:13 AM »
Another +1 for Lazarus.

I know Mr. Fyre and I have lost posts when we accidentally try to post at the same time.  Installing it has saved us a lot of frustration with each other and no longer requires us to yell across the house, "Posting!"

Offline Vekseid

Re: Losing Posts - Lookin for a Firefox Plugin
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 02:40:45 PM »
This bug should finally be fixed now : /