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Saving passwords in FireFox 3.6


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Previously when using Firefox I had it set up so it would remember login details and passwords for registered forums (like this one) that I subscribe to. When I registered for a new site or updated my password for an existing one I'd get a pop-up message asking if I wanted FF to remember the password or update to the new one.
I had to re-install FF and it no longer is doing this. I use the Xmarks plug-in and it's saving my bookmarks OK but not saving or asking for passwords.
When I re-stored FF Xmarks gave me all my bookmarks and passwords from previously but wont save new passwords anymore.

I'm not sure if I'd had some other plug-in installed last time that I've forgotten about and not installed now or if something has changed with Xmarks or FF.

Any ideas?
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Bump. Anyone? I'm now using Firefox 3.6.8 but still having issues with saving passwords. As an example even though I've told geekstogo to remember me it's still asking for full logon details each time and Firefox did not ask me if I wanted it to remember the new password when i first registered. Something it always used to do.
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Hi Mychael,

Can you please try this;
1. Go to Tools->Options->Security
2. Make sure "Remember passwords for sites" is checked.
3. Click "Exceptions", and see if any sites are listed in there.
4. If there are, delete them.
5. Close Options.

Hopefully this should work.

Thanks,
Taomech
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Hi Mychael,

Can you please try this;
1. Go to Tools->Options->Security
2. Make sure "Remember passwords for sites" is checked.
3. Click "Exceptions", and see if any sites are listed in there.
4. If there are, delete them.
5. Close Options.

Hopefully this should work.

Thanks,
Taomech




Thanks, but that was the first thing I checked. Everything is ticked as it should be and there are no exceptions.
Something has changed and I don't know what.
For example even though I tick the "remember me" box within this forum It still wont remember me.

On another site I use regularly i updated my password but Firefox has not altered it, I'm not getting the "remember" box to click on within FF. Cant say when it stopped working as I had not registered for any new sites for some time.
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Hi Mychael,
I'm running out of ideas now, but have you tried clearing your cache and cookies?

Thanks,
Taomech
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Hi Mychael,
I'm running out of ideas now, but have you tried clearing your cache and cookies?
Also, have you tried reinstalling FF but not Xmarks?

Thanks,
Taomech

Edited by taomech, 26 July 2010 - 05:20 AM.

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Hi Mychael,
I'm running out of ideas now, but have you tried clearing your cache and cookies?
Also, have you tried reinstalling FF?

Thanks,
Taomech



I might have to try re-installing FF. I have it set to clear browsing Hx at shutdown but I've always had it set to do that so I don't think that's the problem. My Xmarks plug-in will let me restore bookmarks so a re-install should not be too painful.
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Well I completely removed FF and re-installed. Only Add-on I put back in was Xmarks which restored all my bookmarks and older passwords but still not saving new logins and not giving me the 'remember password' pop up box.

Come on Geeks, where are all the experts here?
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Have you tried uninstalling FF and installing it fresh and (without installing any addons) gone to a site, like this one, and see if it asks to save your password?
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I tried completely removing/uninstalling FF, including all settings and preferences and then re-installing from a fresh download. I did put Xmarks back on to get all my bookmarks but that was the only add-on I initially installed and I'd been using it for ages, problem was still there. I could do it again and put nothing on and see what happens. I'll post back on that.
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<<SOLVED >> By going into Tools > options >Privacy > Selecting "use custom settings for history" then unticking "automatically start Firefox in a private browesing session". Now back to asking to save passwords.

It must have been something FF did to me when it updated. So even though I had selected to "remember passwords" that other setting overrode it.
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Glad you figured it out and thanks for letting us know how you solved it! :)
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No worries. I actually just asked a question in the FAQ section if there is a way to flag a post as "solved". So it shows as solved in the post heading.

Ps. Another clever bloke in another group helped me solve the problem.

Edited by Mychael, 02 August 2010 - 08:03 PM.

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