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Any reason not to explain how to completely turn off the Password Manager?

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  • Last reply by AliceWyman
  1. jscher2000 474 posts
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    I can't seem to find an article that has the steps for that, so this seems like a logical place to do it.

    I can't seem to find an article that has the steps for that, so this seems like a logical place to do it.
  2. AliceWyman 5123 posts
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    I see no reason not to add instructions to turn off the Password Manager to this article. Settings to turn on the Password Manager are described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/usernames-and-passwords-are-not-saved#w_password-manager-settings

    I see no reason not to add instructions to turn off the Password Manager to this article. Settings to turn on the Password Manager are described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/usernames-and-passwords-are-not-saved#w_password-manager-settings
  3. AliceWyman 5123 posts
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    I added this note to the top of the article, which is pending review (feel free to edit):

    {note}Note: The Password Manager is enabled by default. For more information, see this article.{/note}

    I added this note to the top of the article, which is pending review (feel free to edit): {note}'''Note:''' The Password Manager is enabled by default. For more information, see [[Usernames and passwords are not saved#w_password-manager-settings|this article]].{/note}
  4. jscher2000 474 posts
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    Hi Alice, it seems a bit indirect if someone wants to turn off the password manager. However, it's not top of mind for me at the moment.

    Hi Alice, it seems a bit indirect if someone wants to turn off the password manager. However, it's not top of mind for me at the moment.
  5. AliceWyman 5123 posts
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    I added a new section. Let me know if it looks OK and I'll approve it:

    Disabling the Password Manager

    Firefox offers to remember passwords by default. To change your settings:

    1. [[T:optionspreferences]]
    2. Select the {menu Privacy & Security} panel and go to the {for not fx64}Forms & Passwords{/for}{for =fx64,=fx65,=fx66}Logins & Passwords{/for}{for fx67}Logins and Passwords{/for} section.
      • To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for a certain website, click the {button Exceptions…} button to the right of {for not fx61}Remember logins and passwords for websites{/for}{for fx61}Ask to save logins and passwords for websites{/for} and add the website URL.
      • To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for all websites, remove the check mark next to {for not fx61}Remember logins and passwords for websites{/for}{for fx61}Ask to save logins and passwords for websites{/for}.
    3. [[T:closeOptionsPreferences]]

    Updated.

    I added a new section. Let me know if it looks OK and I'll approve it: == Disabling the Password Manager == Firefox offers to remember passwords by default. To change your settings: # [[T:optionspreferences]] # Select the {menu Privacy & Security} panel and go to the {for not fx64}'''Forms & Passwords'''{/for}{for =fx64,=fx65,=fx66}'''Logins & Passwords'''{/for}{for fx67}'''Logins and Passwords'''{/for} section. #* To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for a certain website, click the {button Exceptions…} button to the right of {for not fx61}'''Remember logins and passwords for websites'''{/for}{for fx61}'''Ask to save logins and passwords for websites'''{/for} and add the website URL. #*To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for all websites, remove the check mark next to {for not fx61}'''Remember logins and passwords for websites'''{/for}{for fx61}'''Ask to save logins and passwords for websites'''{/for}. # [[T:closeOptionsPreferences]] ----- Updated.
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  6. jscher2000 474 posts
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    Thank you, I think that will be way clearer to users.

    Thank you, I think that will be way clearer to users.
  7. AliceWyman 5123 posts
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    You're welcome. I published the revision.

    You're welcome. I published the revision.