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What happened to the show password button in firefox ver 44.ob1?

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I'm using windows 7. Firefox version 44.ob1 when I go to options/security to look at my usernames, I no longer have the option to show passwords. they now show up as blacked out dots along the same line. Is this working correctly?

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You can right-click the password field and click "Edit Password" or double-click the password field to inspect and modify the password. Unfortunately you can no longer see all the passwords. This will be 'refined' in following updates.


Bug 1121291 - Remove "Show Passwords" button from password manager, add ability to show password for single logins Bug 1208145 - Allow user to show selected passwords with a button

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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?


Saved Password Editor {web link} Adds the ability to create and edit entries in the password manager.

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Chosen Solution

You can right-click the password field and click "Edit Password" or double-click the password field to inspect and modify the password. Unfortunately you can no longer see all the passwords. This will be 'refined' in following updates.


Bug 1121291 - Remove "Show Passwords" button from password manager, add ability to show password for single logins Bug 1208145 - Allow user to show selected passwords with a button

Please do not comment in bug reports
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

Modified by cor-el

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Helpful response, which on this occasion has enabled me to do what I wanted to do. But yet again Firefox is being meddled with in uncalled-for ways that make it more awkward to use.

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Check this out;

Saved Password Editor {web link} Adds the ability to create and edit entries in the password manager.

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I finally went back and downloaded v43 (a non-beta version) and the password option showed up.