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How do I get remember passwords without setting master password

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Before, once I set Options to remember password, life was good. Then the upgrade. Understand this is for security, yadda yadda BUT I do NOT want to remember ANOTHER Master Password. I just want Firefox to remember that I have set Remember Password like every single time (repeat: every single time) I open the browser. It's gotten to the point that if I don't set EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the browser to remember password, Roboform won't work. This Roboform issue only started after this last update so I don't know what happened and all but my backup option is now no longer an option. I may sound like an old, cranky lady and, to be truthful, I am. Been using computers since late 1970's with a CP/M system and two 4" floppy drives (well, it was really one floppy drive where I swapped out two floppies). It's not like I'm unreasonable (yes, it's okay to snicker) but these little annoyances are getting to me. I will still use Firefox over Windows, for absolutely sure. Just help me out. At least let Roboform fill the fields without my having to set privacy every single time I open the browser. Thanks. Keep up the great work. It is appreciated.

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I just use the Regular settings option for the two options in the Password setting and it works just fine.

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DrDalia said

.... EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the browser to remember password, Roboform won't work. This Roboform issue only started after this last update so I don't know what happened and all but my backup option is now no longer an option. ...

Please see Roboform (Silber Systems) support for help with their Firefox add-on.

Never used Roboform myself, but some security add-ons for Firefox that involve Passwords "take over" the base features in Firefox. IOW, you can't use them together - it's one or the other. And that seems more prevalent since Quantum came out.

I wonder if the difference you are seeing or experiencing is happening just since Nov 2017 when Quantum came out?

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It is either use Roboform or use the builtin Firefox Password Manager. If you enable Roboform the Roboform disables the Firefox Password Manager (removes the checkmark). If you restore that checkmark then you disable Roboform, so you have to decide which Password Manager you want to use (Firefox or Robofoorm).

See:

The behavior described by you is by design in Chrome and Firefox.
A user can disable RoboForm extension to enable the built-in password manager in the browser.
The user is intended to use either at a time, not both.