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Using --Page Info-- for Auto Populate Feature

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offroadsooner:
My knowledge of webpages, webmaking, etc. is extremely limited so the rest of this message should be taken with that in mind (I need a WYSIWYG webpage application to even have a fighting chance...and I must admit that I now have a webpage on Google Pages...)--

Using the new, wonderful auto populate feature is great but I had been using the HTML view to find the form name, form id, etc. which, with my lack of knowledge, was not easy AT ALL.    

Then yesterday (known to many other people I'm sure) I found the Tools->Page Info menu option and, WHAM!, there was all the information that I needed without any hassle, humbug, or unnecessary frustrations!    

I just thought that it might be useful for other novices to know this so that using the auto populate feature is as easy for everyone as I'm sure it's intended!

Eric H. Jung:
Hi Brad,

That really is a good tip. I wasn't able to find Tools->Page, but I did find right_click->View Page Info. Here's a screenshot for everyone:



But I think you've forgotten -- or perhaps didn't know -- that you don't even need this information. PasswordMaker will gather the field info for you. Go to the Auto-Populate tab (called Advanced Auto-Populate in 1.5.1 and above). The dialog now remains in the foreground (again, 1.5.1 and above behavior). Click any field on any webpage and take a look at the Auto-Populate tab. All the infor (field name, field value, field id, field type, form name) is populated for you! This works with versions 1.5 above... meaning since the beginning of the Auto-Populate tab!

Guest:
I sure didn't know that!  What a wonderful feature that I somehow missed--but I believe that I remember (somewhat) a post about this very thing.

I'm just on the upswing--not yet at the peak--of the learning curve.  Hopefully I'll make it.

Thanks,

Brad

tanstaafl:

--- Quote from: Eric H. Jung ---But I think you've forgotten -- or perhaps didn't know -- that you don't even need this information. PasswordMaker will gather the field info for you. Go to the Auto-Populate tab (called Advanced Auto-Populate in 1.5.1 and above). The dialog now remains in the foreground (again, 1.5.1 and above behavior). Click any field on any webpage and take a look at the Auto-Populate tab. All the infor (field name, field value, field id, field type, form name) is populated for you! This works with versions 1.5 above... meaning since the beginning of the Auto-Populate tab!
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Well, )(*&^%$#@!~ !!

Don't feel bad, Brad - I've been using PWM since about ver 0.5, and I missed that as well... and I was just working on a request for something similar for my 'Password Management' FR. Way kewl!

Now, for the bad news.. I tested this on the problematic site that was reported by Lutz here, and nothing shows up in the Auto-Populate tab when clicking in these fields - so most likely, that will help you find the problem for this site.

Now, I'm off to find a site that this works with to play!

Thanks again, Eric... one of the reasons I've stayed so excited about PWM since I started using it is because it changes so fast, and always for the better!

bart:
Sorry I might be missing something. So i go to a web site that has a form. Open password maker go to Advanced Auto Populate > Then click on a field on the web page. This should then fill out the form information ready for me to add password etc??

If so it doesnt seem to be working for me. I'm using FF on Tiger with your latest extension.

Any ideas?
Thanks
Barty

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