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How to auto save passwords



I want to auto save all my passwords without clicking on the prompt. I am reading there is a way to do that, although its called a "hack" so I am not sure how good it is.

Allegedly I need to make changes to a file called nsloginmanagerprompter.js. But I run a mac and I cannot see this file in my components folder. I run Firefox 5. (Upgrading it results is webmaster tools etc no longer working, which is why I am on an older version still)

Can you advise if I am doing the right thing by trying to do this with a "hack"? Sounds a bit dodgy. And if is ok to do it that way, why cannot I find this file?

Are you able to clarify?


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Tyler Downer
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By Webmaster tools, do you mean https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer ? It is compatible with Firefox 11. Also, if your extension is working with Firefox 5, now with new changes in Firefox 11 it will most likely work. You really should upgrade as you are vulnerable to security holes stretching back almost a year old, plus a bunch of web developer tools are now built into Firefox with other speed and performance enhancements.

As for your "hack" would you mind posting the link you are referencing?

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 Yes, as Tyler stated, version 11 of FF is much more secure, stable and efficient. There are password managing plugins available. One example: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lastpass-password-manager/?src=ss
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There aren't any extensions that save a password automatically as that would be a security risk.
Saving data automatically is only possible with regular form data, but you will always have to confirm that you want to save a new password.

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Thanks for your response. I have now upgraded to Firefox 11.0. But when I go to the 'components" folder I still cant find the nsloginmanagerprompter.js file. From what I read on the net, this is the file I need to make changes to, to autosave my passwords without prompting. Anyone know whay I cannot see this file? I run a Mac by the way.

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A lot of files have been moved to a JAR archive file (omni.ja) and are no longer present in the Firefox application folder as individual files.

Use this URL to browse the omni.ja archive in the Firefox application folder.

  • resource:///

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Thanks for that, yes when I type in resource:/// I can see the nsloginmanager file I am looking for. Big question remains how I can now replace that file. Download it somewhere, make changes to it and replace it. Have you got any suggestions perhaps?