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There is no key icon on my tool bar - how do I save passwords for sites I visit frequently

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  • Last reply by cor-el

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I changed my password for an account I visit frequently and removed the old password from my saved password file. When I signed in using my new password, I was not given the opportunity to save it — how do I get the key icon to show itself so I can save my new password

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I'm afraid the firefox must've failed to detect, that a new password is being entered. Is it possible to tell us, on which site this problem occurs?

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Make sure that you do not run Firefox in permanent Private Browsing mode (Never remember history).

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"
  • Deselect: [ ] "Always use private browsing mode"
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It is set to remember history

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The website might be using autocomplete=off to prevent Firefox from saving form data like name and password.

Note that Firefox won't auto-fill saved form data automatically when autocomplete=off is used, so double-click the empty name field to get a drop-down list.

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Autocomplete works for my user name

In addition when I log in with Safari - everything works

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If autocomplete only works for the user name then is likely done via the regular form autocomplete and not by the Password Manager as that would fill a password as well.

You can right-click the name input field and open the built-in Inspector via Inspect Element. You can see if there is an autocomplete=off attribute and click the "off" text to edit this value and change it "off" to "on", so you get autocomplete="on". Repeat this for the password input field, so both fields have an autocomplete="on" attribute.

Note that autocomplete="off" can be an attribute of the form tag that contains the log in input fields.

Modified by cor-el

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That's ridiculous. I am not a programmer and allmI get is a bunch of code.

Everything worked fine until I changed my password and now it will not allow me to remember my new password. The key icon is not displayed when I try to sign on.

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If you could post a link to the web page with this log in form then we can check the code to see if autocomplete=off is present.