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Safari has long had the ability to pull data from the OS X Address Book, and use only that information to fill in forms. I just submitted an extension to Mozilla that does the same for Firefox: Addressbook.app Form Filler. (As new extensions are considered by addons.mozilla.org to be experimental, you'll have to log in to the Firefox extensions site in order to install it.)

There are a few differences from the way this works in Safari. This extension can find U.S. states and Canadian provinces that are in pull-down lists, and it's triggered by a toolbar button, rather than doing word-completion in the form. Control-click on the toolbar and choose Customize from the drop-down menu, then drag the AddressBook->Forms button to the toolbar. (If anyone knows how the extension can do this on its own during the installation process or during its first run, please let me know.)

For those who are curious, the Address Book access is handled by the contacts Command-line Address Book tool that lets you view and search your contacts in Terminal. Please note this is an early release of the extension, and should be considered experimental; feedback is welcomed.

[robg adds: I've been using this extension for a few days, and it works quite well for basic form handling. For more complex needs, I rely on Autofill Forms, which offers support for multiple profiles, keyboard shortcuts to fill in form data, and more.]
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Complete Firefox forms using Address Book data
Authored by: swiney on Dec 04, '08 06:08:16PM

FYI, the extension now tries to add the toolbar button itself on its first run, rather than expecting the user to do this.



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