From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:0.9.4+) Gecko/20010921 BuildID: 2001092108 One feature that I miss very much in Mozilla is the lack of form autocomplete, the same mechanism used in the location bar. In short, what IE has. Interesting enough, IE 5.5 for Windows has a different mechanism than IE 5 for Macs; IE 5.5 builds the autocomplete list by remembering the most recent entries (which gets reset when quit), while IE 5 needs its users to input the autocomplete list beforehand (but stays permanent). What would be best in my mind would be the combination of both behaviors: have a permanent list that's created by the user, and a dynamic list that's generated automatically but disappears when quit.
You _do_ know that Mozilla has a form manager that allows remembering and restoring form input values, right?
Autocomplete has to do with trying to guess what the user is typing based on things that he has typed previously. It gets called into play automatically without any explicit action on the part of the user. From manager as it is currently implemented has to do with allowing the user to explicitly put values into his "wallet" and then explicitly prefill new forms using his "wallet" data.
In response to Boris Zbarsky's comment: Yes, I know about the Prefill Form function. However it doesn't do what I have in mind. This is what I mean: if I type "Moz" in one of the form fields, Mozilla will automatically append "illa" to what I typed to give "Mozilla." I didn't mean to imply that this should replace the Prefill Form function (in fact, IE 5 for the Mac has both functions, but without the dynamic autocomplete list generation, while IE 5.5 for Windows lacks the Prefill Forms function).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 60861 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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