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Old 05-23-2015, 02:07 AM   #1
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Simple automation

Many moons ago, when using Windows, I had a small program called Keytext, where you could highlight different commonly used phrases like your name, address, emails, etc. and paste them into forms etc.

When I moved to Linux a guy came up with an alternative using metacity, where again with different keystrokes, you could bring up a table, select your item and paste it.

The problem with this is getting it working each time you update the OS and I'm about to give up with Gnome 3.

Is there a program out there which will do this? i.e. allow you to enter a list of phrases, then select one, and paste it. It's quick, convenient and prevents errors creeping in.

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As far as browsers go, Seamonkey has a functionality that remembers data that you enter into webforms and then remembers it when you type the first letter of the string in a new webform. By default, you cannot manage the data directly, but you can get a plugin for managing it.

As Seamonkey is from Mozilla, I'm sure you can get some such form-management plugin for Firefox. Searching add-ons for "webforms" or "form management" should turn up any such thing.

Opera contains such functionality by default, but I have abandoned Opera because I don't like the turn it's taken in the past two years. It hasn't been updated for Linux in some time, but the newest Windows versions are most disappointing, as functionality and configurability has been removed.
Old 05-24-2015, 12:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Yes, I suppose FF does that to a limited extent but of course a standalone program can
be used in any circumstance. Obviously I'm the only one who thinks this is a useful
tool, else there'd be a program out there already. :-{


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