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How can I make Firefox remember new passwords for old accounts?

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I have recently moved to a new notebook computer. I used the "Password Exporter" add-on to import my passwords from my old machine.

Now, when I reach a Web page that I'd saved the user id and password for, it no longer appears in the fields and I have to start typing some of it, before Firefox offers it again.

Also, if a password has changed, when I enter the new one, Firefox won't offer to update that saved account with the new password - so I'm stuck with my old 'list' of accounts and their original passwords.

How can I fix these problems?

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  • You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History"
  • To see all History and Cookie settings, choose: Tools > Options > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
  • Uncheck: [ ] "Automatically start Firefox in a private browsing session"