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Can't login to Firefox on this pc using same password that logs me in on other machines; help!.

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I Have several synced devices where I can logon to Firefox/Mozilla using the same details, except this machine. It says my password is wrong and checking my password in my account, it has an old password and I can't change it to the current password. Can anyone help?

I Have several synced devices where I can logon to Firefox/Mozilla using the same details, except this machine. It says my password is wrong and checking my password in my account, it has an old password and I can't change it to the current password. Can anyone help?

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  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:65.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/65.0

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FredMcD
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Type about:preferences#security<enter> in the address bar. Look under Logins,

Note: For Firefox 56+ its; about:preferences#privacy Look under Forms & Passwords +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Turn on Remember Logins. To check the passwords you have listed, press Saved Logins.

Look for something like this: chrome://FirefoxAccounts

Type '''about:preferences#security'''<enter> in the address bar. Look under '''Logins, ''' Note: For Firefox 56+ its; '''about:preferences#privacy''' Look under '''Forms & Passwords ''' +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Turn on '''Remember Logins. ''' To check the passwords you have listed, press '''Saved Logins. ''' Look for something like this: chrome://FirefoxAccounts
the-edmeister
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FredMcD said

To check the passwords you have listed, press Saved Logins. Look for something like this: chrome://FirefoxAccounts

On a latptop / desktop device where Sync is connected and does now work ...

In Saved Logins Look at https://accounts/firefox.com, instead, then click on Show Passwords. That will show you the user set password. like 8 to 20 or so characters in length

That chrome://FirefoxAccounts(Firefox Accounts credentials) URI will show the 3 "keys" and the 'hash' password all in one continuous string which has hundreds of characters - impossible to manually enter without errors; and I doubt if the password field to a login to Sync will accept than many characters. That is an internal security feature of Firefox installations which are set up to use for communicating directly with the Sync server.

''FredMcD [[#answer-1202870|said]]'' <blockquote> To check the passwords you have listed, press '''Saved Logins. ''' Look for something like this: chrome://FirefoxAccounts </blockquote> On a latptop / desktop device where Sync is connected and does now work ... In '''Saved Logins''' Look at '''https://accounts/firefox.com''', instead, then click on '''Show Passwords'''. That will show you the '''''user set''''' password. ''like 8 to 20 or so characters in length'' That '''chrome://FirefoxAccounts(Firefox Accounts credentials)''' URI will show the 3 "keys" and the 'hash' password all in one continuous string which has hundreds of characters - impossible to manually enter without errors; and I doubt if the password field to a login to Sync will accept than many characters. That is an internal security feature of Firefox installations which are set up to use for communicating directly with the Sync server.
FredMcD
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Wow !

Wow !