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How can I change the password for my access to using firefox?

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Answers deny there is any password -- however, now and then I am asked to confirm that I am the person identified on the MY Yahoo -- I am asked for a username and password.

An example is when I change computers and Yahoo or Mozilla does not recognize the new computer.

I do not understand -- yes normally, I simply open the browser and use it. BUT!!!

I am probably using the wrong jargon for what I want to change.

Chosen solution

OK -- I now understand that the password I want to change is internal to Firefox and used to protect my privacy when I try to open mail or other personal areas.

I think I can find the place to do this.

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Operating system is Microsoft XP on one of our computers and Win7 on the other.

philipp
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hello, yahoo will log you out after 2 weeks for security purposes - it might also recognize when you access your yahoo account through a different device & ask for authentication again. this is all determined on the server-side by yahoo, so firefox can't influence such behaviour...

http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&page=content&y=PROD_GRPS&id=SLN2660&impressions=false

if you have the impression that these log-outs happen to often or are inconvenient you can also try to contact yahoo's support...

Chosen Solution

OK -- I now understand that the password I want to change is internal to Firefox and used to protect my privacy when I try to open mail or other personal areas.

I think I can find the place to do this.

philipp
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maybe you're referring to the master password...