Browser deleted my text

Have you ever run into this situation before -- you type in some lengthy text in your browser, hit the backspace button and the browser goes "back" to the previous page and wipes out everything you just typed in?

Or have you ever typed in a long text, only to hit submit and realize to your horror that the text disappeared and was not submitted?

In a text editor or a word processor, we learn from our mistakes, and we learn to hit Save periodically. What can we do in a browser?


Firstly, there is a manual, labor intensive solution to periodically do ctrl+a, ctrl+c. But this is prone to error.

The first solution is to disable the idiotic mapping of backspace to the "Back" command. In Firefox, go to about:config, and type in


Set its value to 2.


Secondly, install the Textarea Cache add-on. This great add-on saves every textarea you ever typed into, automatically, and always! If your data is ever wiped out, just go to Tools>Add-Ons. Select Textarea Cache, click Options, then Open Cache Window. Select one of the items from the dropdown.

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