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Can't set the options/security/"remember passwords box" it is turned off I guess????

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the box for passwords is "gray"

also I can no longer go back a screen by clicking on the left arrow on the line that has the http address that just started also do I need new update? Im on 19.0.1

Chosen solution

Make sure that you do not run Firefox in (permanent) Private Browsing mode.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy: Use custom settings for history
  • Deselect: [ ] "Always use private browsing mode"

If you use Norton software then see:

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

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  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • NPWLPG
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components

Application

  • Firefox 19.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/19.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

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  • Troubleshooter 1.0a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel(R) HD Graphics
  • adapterDescription2:
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  • adapterDeviceID2:
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  • adapterDrivers2:
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  • adapterRAM2:
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  • adapterVendorID2:
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  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16433
  • driverDate: 9-2-2012
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 9.17.10.2849
  • driverVersion2:
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  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (Intel(R) HD Graphics)
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.privatebrowsing.autostart: True
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://www.yahoo.com/
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130226172142
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 19.0.1
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 19.0.1
  • gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1: True
  • network.cookie.cookieBehavior: 1
  • network.cookie.lifetimePolicy: 2
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1361667503
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown: True
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
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Chosen Solution

Make sure that you do not run Firefox in (permanent) Private Browsing mode.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy: Use custom settings for history
  • Deselect: [ ] "Always use private browsing mode"

If you use Norton software then see:

Question owner

that solved the mystery thanks