Don't we all hate those boring repetitive tasks that we perform everyday on the internet? Open this website, log into that forum, check the eBay auctions, read mail accounts or RSS feeds. Would not it be nice to start all of this with just a few clicks? That is not the only thing that you can do with the Firefox add-on Dejaclick.
Most Internet users perform a set of options over and over again. They have their favorite websites that they check out for information or entertainment, and while it is certainly possible to simply keep last time's session open, you may still need to click and open pages on those websites.
DejaClick enables you to record, save and replay activities that you do in the browser. It may take a while to get accustomed to what the extension has to offer to you, but once you do, you can speed up repetitive tasks significantly using it.
The core idea in the end is to save identical tasks so that you can load them whenever the need arises with a single-click in Firefox.
Note: DejaClick adds its own toolbar to Firefox. You can hide it but need to display it again whenever you want to use the program.
To get started, click on the bookmark button that is displayed in the main toolbar of the browser. Once done, perform the activities that you want recorded and automate. Click on the record button a second time to stop the recording.
Most recordings should begin with you loading a website in the browser. If you are already on the website, simply click in the browser's address bar and hit enter to load it again after you have clicked on start.
Recorded tasks are saved as xml files and can be later loaded by anyone who is using the add-on in Firefox as well regardless of system used to do so. The application does not support tabbed browsing at the moment which is a feature that I'm dearly missing. This means in effect that you can only visit one website at a time.
Website logins do work on the other hand which is quite nice. I would like to see two features implemented in a new version. The first would be tabbed browsing support and the second one would be to be able to save the recorded files in a toolbar for faster access.
Alternative: you can use the iMacros for Firefox extension as an alternative. It makes available a similar feature set but is not as invasive as the DejaClick extension.
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