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how do you add a password to a home page - have to sign in to get on
i want to have to sign in with password to access my yahoo account at all including start up page
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Can you please explain your requirement a bit more in detail. I see that your homepage is set to Yahoo.com. Do you want to ensure that you sign-in into yahoo each time you open the browser, instead of staying signed in? Is that what you are looking for?
yes every time i log into yahoo it needs a password to get in
You may like what the master password feature has to offer.
Could I make this a little more complicated? You need to consider cookies. A persistent cookie could keep you logged in for months at a time, and even a session cookie might be revived if you automatically resume your previous session at startup.
You can allow sites to set two different kinds of cookies:
(1) Persistent cookies ("Keep until: they expire")
These expire on a future date. These cookies bypass Firefox's password manager so setting a master password doesn't block them.
(2) Session cookies ("Keep until: I close Firefox")
These cookies expire from the cookie database when you exit Firefox but may be restored if you restore your previous session. If you always start Firefox with your previous session windows and tabs, you can change a hidden setting so that cookies from secure sites are not revived when you restore your session.*
To change from persistent to session cookies, you can do a global change or a site-specific change.
Global Setting: This is is on the Privacy tab of the Options/Preferences dialog. Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for desktop.
Site-Specific Setting: You can use the Exceptions button on the Privacy tab, or use the Page Info dialog while viewing a page on the site. Either:
- right-click and choose View Page Info > Permissions
- Tools menu > Page Info > Permissions
- right the padlock icon in the address bar > More Information > Permissions
After changing the permission, you need to remove the site's existing persistent cookies. In the Page Info dialog, click over to the Security tab and use the View Cookies button to remove the persistent cookies. Then the next time Firefox receives cookies from the site, they will be set to expire at the end of the session.
* Expiring out session cookies when you restore your windows and tabs at startup.
(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.
(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste sess and pause while the list is filtered
(3) Double-click the browser.sessionstore.privacy_level preference and enter your preferred value:
- 0 => save session cookies for http AND https
- 1 => save session cookies for http BUT NOT https
- 2 => don't save session cookies
Note that you need to clear existing cookies of a website after making changes to the cookie permissions.
What is currently happening when you go to the Yahoo website?
If you do not have a Yahoo cookie that keeps you logged on then you shouldn't be logged on to the Yahoo server. There is easy no way to prevent you from accessing a specific web page unless you would use an extension.
There are extensions that can block websites.
- LeechBlock: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/leechblock/
- BlockSite: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/blocksite/
Be aware that extensions can easily be bypassed by starting Firefox in Safe mode (on Windows hold down Shift when starting).
when i go to yahoo. com i get directly into my accouunt
That means that you have Yahoo cookie that keeps you logged on.
What are the current cookie settings?
To see all History and Cookie settings, choose:
- Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": Accept cookies from sites: Keep until