[Form Autofill] Allow saved addresses to be named to ease selection

NEW
Unassigned

Status

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Toolkit
Form Autofill
P5
normal
3 months ago
15 days ago

People

(Reporter: B.J. Herbison, Unassigned)

Tracking

57 Branch
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [form autofill])

(Reporter)

Description

3 months ago
User story:

As a user who has filled in lots of forms, I have many Saved Addresses in my autocomplete list. I would like to have an easier time to select an appropriate list of form values to use when complete.

Proposal:

Add an additional editable field "saved address identifier" to Saved Addresses. When a list of potential addresses for auto-complete is displayed identify the address primarily by the "saved address identifier" if present. In addition, place those addresses at the top of the list.

This would:
* Make it easy to find the form fields the user wants.
* Distinguish useful addresses from random saved values from strange forms or from infrequently used addresses.
Whiteboard: [form autofill]
I don't think most users would find or use such a feature so I don't think we would implement this specific suggestion. I think we should make our suggestions clear enough to be able to distinguish them without this being needed.
Priority: -- → P5
status-firefox57: affected → ---
(Reporter)

Comment 2

27 days ago
Something is needed to control the addresses. I deleted a bunch of bogus saved addresses a while ago and I currently have 23 saved addresses (not counting the addresses I created for testing form autofill).

New addresses seem to be added to the top of the list so I never know which displayed address has a full set of useful information.

I'm not sure how the suggestions can be made clear enough--there isn't enough screen width to show all the fields (and that would be annoying to use if all the fields were shown).

Updated

15 days ago
Component: Form Manager → Form Autofill
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