Web Forms with TextExpander

I recently found myself repeatedly filling out the same web form on a work-related thingy. It is seven fields with the same data, every time. It was driving me nuts. I opened up TextExpander in desperation and found the %key:tab% command. It was really easy building a snippet that tabs between fields.

One caveat: Don’t use this feature for passwords. Snippets + passwords = bad. There are other apps for passwords.

11 Comments Web Forms with TextExpander

  1. ward@joyofmacs.com

    Michael beat me to it — recording same-every-time form values with 1Password is easy. After saving a partially completed form, I immediately use Shift + 1P menu to Edit the new "login" and turn off Auto-Submit.

    When I encounter the form again, the Command-\ keyboard shortcut fills in the saved values and lets me manually enter the unique fields.

    Reply
  2. ward@joyofmacs.com

    Michael beat me to it — recording same-every-time form values with 1Password is easy. After saving a partially completed form, I immediately use Shift + 1P menu to Edit the new "login" and turn off Auto-Submit.

    When I encounter the form again, the Command-\ keyboard shortcut fills in the saved values and lets me manually enter the unique fields.

    Reply
  3. ward@joyofmacs.com

    Michael beat me to it — recording same-every-time form values with 1Password is easy. After saving a partially completed form, I immediately use Shift + 1P menu to Edit the new "login" and turn off Auto-Submit.

    When I encounter the form again, the Command-\ keyboard shortcut fills in the saved values and lets me manually enter the unique fields.

    Reply
  4. ward@joyofmacs.com

    Michael beat me to it — recording same-every-time form values with 1Password is easy. After saving a partially completed form, I immediately use Shift + 1P menu to Edit the new "login" and turn off Auto-Submit.

    When I encounter the form again, the Command-\ keyboard shortcut fills in the saved values and lets me manually enter the unique fields.

    Reply
  5. ward@joyofmacs.com

    Michael beat me to it — recording same-every-time form values with 1Password is easy. After saving a partially completed form, I immediately use Shift + 1P menu to Edit the new "login" and turn off Auto-Submit.

    When I encounter the form again, the Command-\ keyboard shortcut fills in the saved values and lets me manually enter the unique fields.

    Reply

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