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Advanced Copy Paste functionality in FireStorage Plus!

FireStorage Plus! v1.2
Starting FireStorage Plus! v1.2 a new feature is introduced: copy paste.

This copy paste functionality is however smart adaptive powered by a strong AI. It adapts to your needs.
If you need to copy the key, value and storage type to a string of text it is sufficient to right click on a storage, select copy from the context menu and paste the string into your favorite text-editor. Nothing new right?

Wrong. Try to paste the same copy in the FireStorage Plus! panel and you will get a duplicate storage key added with a counter suffix to avoid collisions. However if you paste the storage into the panel on a different host the exact same storage will now be set on the new domain / website.

This is very useful to transfer storages between different environments by the means of a simple copy paste.
This is an excellent feature to maximize your development regarding web storage.

Go ahead try to copy paste the storages within the panel accross different sites / environments.

FireStoragePlus Context Menu

Thanks for reading and I wish you nice adventures with HTML5 Web Storage.

Nick Belhomme

FireStorage Plus!: See web storage – localStorage and sessionStorage – in Firefox ‘s Firebug

What is the Firefox Add-on “FireStorage Plus!” all about?

FireStorage Plus!

First It is about you!
Secondly it is about HTML5 Web Storage mechanisms.

Where can I find it?

First you need the Firebug addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firebug/
Then you need the FireStorage Plus! addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firestorage-plus/

The FireStorage Plus! addon is an extension to the wonderful tool Firebug.

Why would I need it?

You cannot imagine how many companies – such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and so many more – use HTML5 web storage to store information about your usage and their interface. With this tool you can inspect that storage and know exactly what they are storing.
FireStorage Plus! GUI1

Does it work for developers?

For developers it goes even further by showing you the storage mechanism that has been used to store the info. With a quick glance you will be able to spot whether it has been stored in sessionStorage – in which all information will be removed when you close your browser – or in localStorage – in which the information stays infinite or till the site decides it can drop the info.

What kind of improvements can I expect in the near future?

This is off course the first version (V1.0) and it provides all basic information you need with nice JSON formatting.

However we (Me and the contributors) are working hard to also provide in order of importance:

  1. real time editing and deleting of this information.
  2. a JSON tab – which will let you unfold different parts of information from the stored JSON object instead of seeing it as a big chunk of text.
  3. some layout improvements
  4. indexedDB support

It this addon safe?

Yes it is. The plugin has had a FULL review by members of the Mozillas review committee. Which means they had a look at the code and found it to be clean and ready to be featured in their addons-gallery. Take a look at the source code yourself if you want to check: https://github.com/NickBelhomme/firestorageplus

How do I contribute?

  • If you are non-technical you can email me with great ideas and who knows maybe your idea will popup in the next version.
  • If you are a developer you might take it a step further and send me code patches / improvements. This can be done through Github, but I also accept regular files through email. I do not care how you submit your implementations I only care about the final result.

What do users say about this addon?

I submitted this addon towards the Mozillas review committee and somebody must really like me or understand the importance of this plugin as it was FULLY reviewed under 24 hours. The first 5 stars review(s) came pouring in shortly after that.

I hope you take the time to try it and give me your feedback,