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firefox somehow changed my mac's master password, now i cannot use my masterpassword anymore. can i somehow override my screw up?

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i've tried the password i reset it to, to no avail. i cannot alter the master password settting in my mac os prefereces anymore. I'm afraid to shut it off now.

i've tried the password i reset it to, to no avail. i cannot alter the master password settting in my mac os prefereces anymore. I'm afraid to shut it off now.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.6

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Tyler Downer
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Firefox can't change passwords, it don't have that kind of power. Which password are you meaning, Firefox's master Password, or Your computer's password?

Firefox can't change passwords, it don't have that kind of power. Which password are you meaning, Firefox's master Password, or Your computer's password?
jscher2000
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Firefox's Master Password -- used to secure passwords you've saved in Firefox -- shouldn't be connected to your Mac's password(s). Unless Firefox works very differently on Mac than on Windows.

Some articles about the Firefox feature that might help:

Firefox's Master Password -- used to secure passwords you've saved in Firefox -- shouldn't be connected to your Mac's password(s). Unless Firefox works very differently on Mac than on Windows. Some articles about the Firefox feature that might help: * [[Use a Master Password to protect stored logins and passwords]] * [[Reset your Master Password if you've forgotten it]]
cor-el
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Is this the password for the Mac keychain or the Firefox Master Password?

Is this the password for the Mac keychain or the Firefox Master Password?