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not saving passwords

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Hi, I have the correct settings on the 'options' menu but Firefox does not save passwords. Even on sites that saved them before like Amazon. I understand that some sites don't allow saving but Amazon and a few other forum type sites usually do. Ideas?

Hi, I have the correct settings on the 'options' menu but Firefox does not save passwords. Even on sites that saved them before like Amazon. I understand that some sites don't allow saving but Amazon and a few other forum type sites usually do. Ideas?

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There is a difference between remembering the name and password in the Password Manager and a "remember me" check box on a web page.
The latter usually involves the creation of a special "remember me" cookie that is stored on your computer and that is send to the server.
If that "remember me" cookie is removed or gets corrupted or is not send to the server then the server won't remember you and you need to sign in once again.

Create an allow cookie exception (Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: Exceptions) to keep such a cookie, especially for secure websites and if cookies expire when Firefox is closed.

Make sure that you do not run Firefox in Private Browsing mode.