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firefox is not storing passwords

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Using a PC with XP.

I intalled Firefox 4.01 having first removed Firefox 3.

I used an add-on the transfer passwords backed up from 3 to 4.

Most passwords were copied over but some were not.

My problem is that although I have the option "Remember passwords for sites" ticked. This does not happen.

When I enter username and password for a new site, Firefox does not offer to store the password and the password in not recorded.

I do have the add-on Better Privacy 1.50 installed. I tried disabling this but it made not difference.

If all else fails, is there a way of adding username/password manually?

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Make sure that you not run Firefox in (permanent) Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history mode.

  • You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History"
  • To see all History and Cookie settings, choose: Tools > Options > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
  • Uncheck: [ ] "Permanent Private Browsing mode"
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Chosen Solution

Make sure that you not run Firefox in (permanent) Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history mode.

  • You enter Private Browsing mode if you select: Tools > Options > Privacy > History: Firefox will: "Never Remember History"
  • To see all History and Cookie settings, choose: Tools > Options > Privacy, choose the setting Firefox will: Use custom settings for history
  • Uncheck: [ ] "Permanent Private Browsing mode"
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Excellent reply! It cleared up the problem. Thanks!

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You're welcome