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How do I stop firefox from not working untill I give him all the passwords?

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I have lots of tabs open with authenticated resources. However, if I want to do something quickly without losing them, I have to enter master password. It is long, but secure and I do not always have the time to enter it and then confirm all the passwords from all the tabs. Can I somehow force firefox to behave like opera, that is, asking password only in the tab that asks for it without barring me to use the browser until it's done?

I have lots of tabs open with authenticated resources. However, if I want to do something quickly without losing them, I have to enter master password. It is long, but secure and I do not always have the time to enter it and then confirm all the passwords from all the tabs. Can I somehow force firefox to behave like opera, that is, asking password only in the tab that asks for it without barring me to use the browser until it's done?

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Maybe delay displaying the tab content until you focus a tab.

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Don’t load tabs until selected

You can also look at this extension:


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Maybe delay displaying the tab content until you focus a tab.

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Don’t load tabs until selected

You can also look at this extension:


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That's actually better than my original idea. Thanks!

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You're welcome