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after years using firefox os with success, now passwords are not stored as input, costing valuable time to re-write old password for each use of site.

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can anyone show me how to avoid having my firefox password being saved under wrong site name?

can anyone show me how to avoid having my firefox password being saved under wrong site name?

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FredMcD
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Are you using any password add-ons/programs? Are you using Private Browsing?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

Are you using any password add-ons/programs? Are you using Private Browsing? [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode] {web link} by holding down the '''<Shift> ''(Mac=Options)''''' key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?
cor-el
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See also this extension:


A detail like a website remembering you (log you in automatically) is stored in a cookie.

You can use these steps to make a website recognize and remember you:

  • you can create an "Allow" exception to keep specific cookies, especially in case of secure websites and when cookies expire when Firefox is closed.
  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy -> "Use custom settings for history" -> Cookies: Exceptions

In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.

  • do not clear the Cookies
  • do not clear the Site Preferences
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exception for password and other website specific data
  • clearing "Cookies" will remove all selected cookies including cookies with an "Allow" exception you may want to keep
See also this extension: *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/saved-password-editor/ ---- A detail like a website remembering you (log you in automatically) is stored in a cookie. You can use these steps to make a website recognize and remember you: *you can create an "Allow" exception to keep specific cookies, especially in case of secure websites and when cookies expire when Firefox is closed. *Options/Preferences -> Privacy -> "Use custom settings for history" -> Cookies: Exceptions In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history. *do not clear the Cookies *do not clear the Site Preferences *Options/Preferences -> Privacy -> Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": [X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" -> Settings *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox *clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exception for password and other website specific data *clearing "Cookies" will remove all selected cookies including cookies with an "Allow" exception you may want to keep