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Saving Passwords In Firefox


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#1 killmypc

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:42 AM

Hey ya'll,
Searched the forum, but didn't see this.

I recently switched to Firefox, and I prefer it to IE. I have my homepage as Yahoo, but Firefox does not prompt to save the password, so I have to log in every time...Annoying :thumbsup:

I have tried to figure this out...It is set to save passwords, and will save others...BC, Gmail..etc.
Can I manually enter this info? :flowers:

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#2 Yourhighness

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:34 AM

Hey there, yes you can.

Tools > options > privacy > passwords > view existing passwords > click on the tab "passwords never saved" > select the site you wish to save the password for, remove it. It should now ask you next time you enter the password, if you wish to save the password.

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:44 AM

It may be that you need to re-enter your password for security reasons:

"Some Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Address Book, require you to periodically enter your password even though you are already signed in. We do this to protect your personal information.

You can adjust the length of time before password prompting--up to 24 hours--by visiting Account Info and clicking on the Edit link for Member Information."

If this is the case, then passwords are most likely stored as temporary cookies and not as passwords as such.
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#4 killmypc

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 08:56 PM

Yourhighness,
Unfortunately, there were no passwords there...Bummer.

jgweed,
In IE it would ask me occasionally to enter my password, which is fine, but now I have to do it every time I open Firefox, I checked my cookies, the yahoo login expires in 2037???

I'll keep digging...
I have learned that I usually have a setting wrong.......somewhere..... :thumbsup:

Thanks Again :flowers:

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:36 PM

Just REACHING here... but I noticed in my JavaScript Console in Firefox, there are about 300 errors similar to this. :thumbsup:


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Could this be any kind of issue?

Edited by killmypc, 23 September 2006 - 07:22 PM.





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