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Why do I sometimes have to restart Firefox to get it to remember username and password? Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, for the same site. Closing and opening usually sorts the problem but is not the answer I'm looking for.

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I work with various websites and have usernames and FTP passwords and other log in details stored on my computer. Usually I can get into the sites, but once in a while the username is not remembered and hence the password. When that happens I have no option but to restart Firefox, for the problem will persist with all forms of auto-complete, and does not "fix" itself.

I work with various websites and have usernames and FTP passwords and other log in details stored on my computer. Usually I can get into the sites, but once in a while the username is not remembered and hence the password. When that happens I have no option but to restart Firefox, for the problem will persist with all forms of auto-complete, and does not "fix" itself.

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Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

Your best option will be to enable a Master Password. See Security panel

However, do bear in mind that some sites have disabled the option to remember a Username in order to protect a user's data.

Your best option will be to enable a Master Password. See [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Options%20window%20-%20Security%20panel?as=u Security panel] However, do bear in mind that some sites have disabled the option to remember a Username in order to protect a user's data.

Question owner

Thanks, but these aren't those sites. Otherwise they would never work instead of usually work. And the reason for Firefox to remember passwords for me is so I don't have to enter a password every time I update a site.

Thanks, but these aren't those sites. Otherwise they would never work instead of usually work. And the reason for Firefox to remember passwords for me is so I don't have to enter a password every time I update a site.

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Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

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Please see this article: How to fix preferences that won't save

Please see this article: [[Preferences are not saved]]

Question owner

Thanks Xircal, but I don't have any of those programs installed and there is no problem with my set preferences. I'm wondering if it may not be a memory leak, but the problem is as likely to crop up at start up as it is at the end of the day. This morning it failed on first username and at times it hasn't troubled me for days.

Thanks Xircal, but I don't have any of those programs installed and there is no problem with my set preferences. I'm wondering if it may not be a memory leak, but the problem is as likely to crop up at start up as it is at the end of the day. This morning it failed on first username and at times it hasn't troubled me for days.
Arnab 0 solutions 4 answers

I would recommend you to not save any passwords on the browser, as its is extremely vulnerable to hackers who can get access to your saved password.

I would recommend you to not save any passwords on the browser, as its is extremely vulnerable to hackers who can get access to your saved password.
Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

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Try this article instead: http://kb.mozillazine.org/User_name_and_password_not_remembered