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In Security, clicking on the "Saved Password" button displays your current saved password for each site. It does not allow you to change a password. How would you do that?

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In Security, clicking on the "Saved Password" button displays your current saved password for each site. It only allows you to view and delete site passwords. It does not allow you to change a password. How would you do that?

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Sounds as though you need to remove the old password, then return to the site and log in and save it again. But I don't use this feature, so I'm just guessing.

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Sorry, that does not work either.

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If you enter a new password Firefox should offer to change the password.

  • You may not need to delete the old password. Try "Refreshing" the page, entering the site again, you may need to let Firefox fill in the old password, then enter the new password, and Firefox should ask to save the new password. See:
  • If you delete the old password, you may need to "Refresh" the site after deleting the old password.

If you want to delete the password that has been saved do the following:

  1. In the Tools menu select Options to open the options window
  2. Go to the Security panel
  3. Click the "Saved Passwords" button to open the passwords manager
  4. Select the site in the list, then click Remove

You need to update the following. The Plugin version(s) shown below was/were submitted with your question and is/are out of date. You should update to avoid known security issues with the version(s) you have installed. Click on "More system info..." to the right of your question to see what was included with your question.

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.3.0 (Note: this is a very old version and installing the current version may not delete it or overwrite it. To avoid possible problems with having 2 versions installed on your system, you may want to remove the old version in Windows Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs before installing the new version).
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181 (this may be current but a new version was released on 2011-06-14 with a ".26" after the "181". You can use the Plugin Check below and/or look in Add-ons > Plugins for the version of Shockwave Flash that you have installed. The newest version will be shown in Add-ons > Plugins as "Shockwave Flash").
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers
  1. Check your plugin versions on either of the following links':
  2. Update Adobe Reader (PDF plugin):
    • From within your existing Adobe Reader (if you have it already installed):
      • Open the Adobe Reader program from your Programs list
      • Click Help > Check for Updates
      • Follow the prompts for updating
      • If this method works for you, skip the "Download complete installer" section below and proceed to "After the installation" below
    • Download complete installer (if you do NOT have Adobe Reader installed):
    • After the installation, start Firefox and check your version again.
  3. Update the Flash plugin to the latest version.
    • Download and SAVE to your Desktop so you can find the installer later
    • If you do not have the current version, click on the "Player Download Center" link on the "Download and information" or "Download Manual installers" below
    • After download is complete, exit Firefox
    • Click on the installer you just downloaded and install
      • Windows 7 and Vista: may need to right-click the installer and choose "Run as Administrator"
    • Start Firefox and check your version again or test the installation by going back to the download link below
    • Download and information:
      • Use Firefox to go to the above site to update the Firefox plugin (will also install plugin for most other browsers; except IE)
      • Use IE to go to the above site to update the IE ActiveX
    • Download Manual installers.
  4. Update the Java plugin to the latest version.
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Saved Password Editor extension allows you to edit existing passwords and add new ones manually.