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The 'remember me' login option for websites is no longer working (FF18,Win8). FF 'remember' is working.

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This is not the ff remember passwords. It is the website provided login with the remember me checkbox. It has worked in the past (pre win8 and earlier versions of ff....definitely not since win8, but cannot tie directly to ff18) except when I ran ccleaner which would somehow remove the 'cookie".

I have played with all the FF options I can relate to the problem without success.

The FF remember me works, but I have to type in the user name before it will enter the password.

Chosen solution

Websites remembering you and automatically log you on is stored in a cookie.

  • 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.

Do not use Clear Recent History to clear the "Cookies" and the "Site Preferences"

Clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, and passwords.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.01
  • Google Update
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

Application Basics
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Firefox
Version
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User Agent
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about:buildconfig
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Clip to OneNote
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Email Link button
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FireFTP
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NoScript
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2.0.2
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browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.startup.homepage
http://www.washingtonpost.com/regional
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20130116073211
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
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browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
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font.internaluseonly.changed
false
gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1
true
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1358547219
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
51982
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
0
security.warn_viewing_mixed
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Graphics
Adapter Description
Microsoft Basic Display Adapter
Adapter Drivers
Unknown
Adapter RAM
0
ClearType Parameters
Gamma: 1800 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 50 Enhanced Contrast: 50
Device ID
0x0531
Direct2D Enabled
true
DirectWrite Enabled
true (6.2.9200.16433)
Driver Date
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Driver Version
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GPU #2 Active
false
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 Direct3D 10
Vendor ID
0x10de
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Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Microsoft Basic Render Driver)
AzureCanvasBackend
direct2d
AzureContentBackend
direct2d
AzureFallbackCanvasBackend
cairo
JavaScript
Incremental GC
true
Accessibility
Activated
false
Prevent Accessibility
0
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Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
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NSS
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NSSSMIME
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NSSSSL
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NSSUTIL
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Chosen Solution

Websites remembering you and automatically log you on is stored in a cookie.

  • 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.

Do not use Clear Recent History to clear the "Cookies" and the "Site Preferences"

Clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, and passwords.