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how do i log in to firefox without going to email first

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when i launch FF i get straight to FF. When my wife logs on, after getting to her Win10desktop, she is prompted for a Microsoft acct and/or hotmail address first. Then, after she does that, she has to repeat that step before she gets to her microsoft page!

How can we reset her firefox logon or launch process so that it works with one click on the globe like mine does, once either of us has logged on to the desktop and is looking at our Windows 10 desktop?

not sure this matters, but she uses MS and hotmail, whereas I use gmail only. I can always get str8 to FF without having to do anything with Google or gmail till i'm at FF and I want to use gmail.

when i launch FF i get straight to FF. When my wife logs on, after getting to her Win10desktop, she is prompted for a Microsoft acct and/or hotmail address first. Then, after she does that, she has to repeat that step before she gets to her microsoft page! How can we reset her firefox logon or launch process so that it works with one click on the globe like mine does, once either of us has logged on to the desktop and is looking at our Windows 10 desktop? not sure this matters, but she uses MS and hotmail, whereas I use gmail only. I can always get str8 to FF without having to do anything with Google or gmail till i'm at FF and I want to use gmail.

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Is your wife's home page set to a Microsoft site, while yours is set to the standard built-in Firefox home page?

Maybe see: How to set the home page

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FredMcD
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It's not Firefox you are logging into, it's the websites.

Your ‘logged-in’ status is stored in special cookies. If the cookie is removed, you are logged out.

Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. The button next to History, select Use Custom Settings.

At the bottom of the page, turn on Clear History When Firefox Closes. At the far right, press the Settings button. Turn on ONLY Cache and Form And Search History leaving the others off.

It's not Firefox you are logging into, it's the websites. Your ‘logged-in’ status is stored in special cookies. If the cookie is removed, you are logged out. Type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter> in the address bar. The button next to '''History, ''' select '''Use Custom Settings. ''' At the bottom of the page, turn on '''Clear History When Firefox Closes. ''' At the far right, press the '''Settings''' button. Turn on ONLY '''Cache''' and '''Form And Search History''' leaving the others off.
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Hi. Thank you. I understand your answer.

But it helps me realize I didn’t word my Q right.

Instead of ”log on” I should have said “launch” or “start” Firefox.

Once either of us is at our own Windows 10 desktop we both launch or start Firefox by hitting its globe on our taskbar. When I do that I get right to Firefox, and nowhere else. I can begin to surf or go separately to google mail to LOG IN there. Or I can launch my password mgr and surf that way.

But whenever my wife, who uses Microsoft and a hotmail acct, does that, she gets two successive Microsoft signin pages requiring her hotmail address first, and then the same password Windows required her to use to even get to her Windows 10 desktop! NOT even her hotmail password on the second signin page.

What we want to do is break the link btwn Firefox and whatever is clogging up her onestep launch of Firefox like I have, without having to do two other signins with Microsoft.

Hi. Thank you. I understand your answer. But it helps me realize I didn’t word my Q right. Instead of ”log on” I should have said “launch” or “start” Firefox. Once either of us is at our own Windows 10 desktop we both launch or start Firefox by hitting its globe on our taskbar. When I do that I get right to Firefox, and nowhere else. I can begin to surf or go separately to google mail to LOG IN there. Or I can launch my password mgr and surf that way. But whenever my wife, who uses Microsoft and a hotmail acct, does that, she gets two successive Microsoft signin pages requiring her hotmail address first, and then the same password Windows required her to use to even get to her Windows 10 desktop! NOT even her hotmail password on the second signin page. What we want to do is break the link btwn Firefox and whatever is clogging up her onestep launch of Firefox like I have, without having to do two other signins with Microsoft.
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FredMcD
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It might be the link being used is to the password form. Once you are logged in, use the new link to enter the site.

It might be the link being used is to the password form. Once you are logged in, use the new link to enter the site.
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jscher2000
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Is your wife's home page set to a Microsoft site, while yours is set to the standard built-in Firefox home page?

Maybe see: How to set the home page

Is your wife's home page set to a Microsoft site, while yours is set to the standard built-in Firefox home page? Maybe see: [[How to set the home page]]
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Jscher2000:

Bingo! We have a winner!

You were exactly right. I knew you would be as soon as I read your answer. I would never have thought of that myself! Believe me, my wife thanks you even more than I do!

Jscher2000: Bingo! We have a winner! You were exactly right. I knew you would be as soon as I read your answer. I would never have thought of that myself! Believe me, my wife thanks you even more than I do!
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