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Why is "Remember Passwords" option grayed out?

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I am using FireFox V6.02 on Windows XP. Permanent Private Browsing is disabled.

Also, Automatic check for updates is also grayed out. Not sure if this is related in any way?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_27 for Mozilla browsers
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
6.0.2
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Java Console
6.0.27
false
{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0027-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
1.0
false
{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:6.0.2
extensions.lastAppVersion
6.0.2
font.name.serif.x-western
Arial
font.size.variable.x-western
14
gfx.blacklist.direct2d
2
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d10
2
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d10-1
2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1322680703
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
101949
privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies
false
privacy.cpd.cookies
false
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown
true
security.disable_button.openCertManager
false
security.disable_button.openDeviceManager
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Vendor ID
8086
Device ID
0126
Adapter RAM
Unknown
Adapter Drivers
igxprd32
Driver Version
6.14.10.5337
Driver Date
2-27-2011
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 0.0.0.686)
GPU Accelerated Windows
2/2 Direct3D 9

cor-el
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Sounds that some prefs are locked.

Do you see any locked prefs on the about:config page if you click the Status header to sort by status?

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.


Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

Modified by cor-el