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how do I make firefox remember my yahoo id and password?

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Every other site can remember my login details so I don't have to type them every time. But for some reason, Yahoo does not let Firefox remember my login details. So I have to cut and paste from a Notepad file, since I am sick and tired of typing them every single time. Does anyone know how to fix this, so that my user-id and password can be remembered and autofill in Firefox like they used to?

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smo 45 solutions 498 answers

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I can log in to my.yahoo.com without going through the pains you are describing. I have login data stored under https://login.yahoo.com. From my own experience I know, this is just one of the many doors into Yahoo. Check your login data in FX to see if there's any entries for yahoo already there:

Where are my logins stored?

The following article may also be useful in your case:

Usernames and passwords are not saved

Modified by smo

jscher2000
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Yahoo uses some tricks on the login form which may bypass Firefox's normal behavior. One is to mark the username and password fields autocomplete="off" so that Firefox doesn't try to remember your login.

There are at least three methods to switch the "off" to "on":

(1) Manually edit the off to on using Firefox's Inspector feature (this post has the steps: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../963553?page=2#answer-458120)

(2) Run a script to hack the page (this article has the script: User name and password not remembered - MozillaZine Knowledge Base)

(3) Use an add-on. See The Using an Extension section of the User name and password not remembered article for suggestions (I haven't tried any of them myself).

Edit: #2 and #3 are the same link as in smo's post.

Modified by jscher2000

samanthaer 0 solutions 1 answers

I have this problem now, since FF updated to v24.0 this morning. Previously, it remembered my Yahoo login info and worked fine, but now it does not (though the Yahoo usernames and passwords are still in my "saved passwords" list in FF).

It seems as though there must be some setting in FF that needs to be changed, and that it did not carry over from my preferences on the previous version.

Kiu_RO 0 solutions 3 answers

I had also this problem. Try before login to check 'keep me signed in' adn after that in ID list will appear your saved login ID's. Idon't know if this make sense or is something logical behind, but checking this mark solved my problem. Mozilla version 24.

HanHeld 0 solutions 1 answers

I have had this problem on Linux (Lubuntu 13.10) and had the opposite experience; for me, it was solved by UNchecking "keep me signed in"; once I removed the checkbox, my list of saved account/password pairs worked.

So, if one doesn't work, try the other.

Also, I installed the auto-complete 1.6 plugin; but it didn't seem to make any difference.

teeness 0 solutions 17 answers

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I use the "rememberpass 1.1.2" add-on for FireFox - it forces Firefox to save your Yahoo username and password and works for most other sites too.

Modified by teeness

LarryMassey 0 solutions 2 answers

The solution is given here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/963553?page=2#answer-458120 But it would not work until I first turned off the "do not track" feature under firefox "options".

cldjr 0 solutions 14 answers

I am using OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), I have the same trouble with Yahoo.com, this trouble doesn't exist wit others website as Hotmail.com I suppose the solution given by jscher2000 is working under Windows, but I didn't find a way to use it on Mac.

cor-el
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There is a difference between remembering the name and password in the Password Manager and a "remember me" check box on a web page to log you in automatically.
The latter usually involves the creation of a special "remember me" cookie that is stored on your computer and that is send to the server.
If that "remember me" cookie is removed or gets corrupted or is not send to the server then the server won't remember you anymore and you need to sign in once again.

Let all cookies expire when you close Firefox.

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: Keep until: I close Firefox

Create a cookie 'allow' exception for cookies that you would like to keep.

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: Exceptions

Websites can use autocomplete=off to prevent Firefox from saving form data like name and password.

You can remove autocomplete=off with a bookmarklet to make Firefox store form data like names and passwords.

Note that Firefox won't auto-fill saved form data automatically when autocomplete=off is used, so you need to double-click the empty name field to get a drop-down list.

cldjr 0 solutions 14 answers

Please tell me where is: - Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies:...

cor-el
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On Mac, use Firefox > Preferences instead of Firefox/Tools > Options that is used on Windows (Linux: Edit > Preferences).

cldjr 0 solutions 14 answers

No much progress, sorry. I didn't change anything in my prefs and see that Cookies are suppose to be keeped...

cor-el
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To see all History and Cookie settings, choose:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"

Is your problem about remembering you on the next visit or with storing the name and password in the Password Manager?

The Yahoo log in page uses autocomplete=off to prevent Firefox from saving form data like name and password.

You can remove autocomplete=off with a bookmarklet to make Firefox store form data like names and passwords.

You need to run the JavaScript bookmarklet code before submitting the log in form.
Note that you can run the code via the Web Console (Firefox/Tools > Web Developer; Ctrl+Shift+K) as a quick test.

Note that Firefox won't auto-fill saved form data automatically when autocomplete=off is used, so you need to double-click the empty name field to get a drop-down list.

cldjr 0 solutions 14 answers

I finally succeed to force Yahoo.com to remember my ID with an Add-On of FireFox itself: Greasemonkey 1.12 which offer me to turn On the autocomplete=off

John99
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Hi cldjr,

Thanks for the information

I finally succeed to force Yahoo.com to remember my ID with an Add-On of FireFox itself: Greasemonkey 1.12 which offer me to turn On the autocomplete=off

Is that a built in feature of Greasemonkey,or using a script ?

cldjr 0 solutions 14 answers

I am not expert, but seems to be a built feature of Greasemonkey. It just ask me if I wish to turn ON the autocomplete ON. I didn't apply myself any script.

cldjr 0 solutions 14 answers

Sorry... turn auto complete OFF in auto complete ON, of course !

jscher2000
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Hi cldjr, it must be a particular script. You can see which userscripts you are running through the Greasemonkey extension on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click User Scripts.

Because many scripts have similar names, to know for sure which one it is, you could check your Firefox history for addresses on userscripts.org.

cldjr 0 solutions 14 answers

Thanks jscher2000 for the info. Honestly, knowing if the script is the same as or also used by is secondary for me as long as the script works. And it does...

jscher2000
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Hi cldjr, not to be nosy, but I think the reason John99 asked is so you could post the name of the script so others who visit the thread can give it a try. :-)