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Master Password being asked each time I start FireFox

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Hello.

I have activated master password but it keeps on asking it every time it starts up. my homepage is about:blank and even with BOTH plugins and add-ons DISABLED, it still asks for the master password. Is this normal behavior?

Hello. I have activated master password but it keeps on asking it every time it starts up. my homepage is about:blank and even with BOTH plugins and add-ons DISABLED, it still asks for the master password. Is this normal behavior?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

here is a list of the disabled add-ons https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzvpu3ce40dxjzi/Screenshot%202014-03-04%2021.47.49.png and a list of the disabled plugins: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qt2fu84hm9pao32/Screenshot%202014-03-04%2021.48.25.png all of which are up to-date.

Application

  • Firefox 27.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:27.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/27.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/27.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Adblock Plus 2.5.1 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}) (Inactive)
  • Always on Top 2.1.25 ({E6C93316-271E-4b3d-8D7E-FE11B4350AEB}) (Inactive)
  • DoNotTrackMe: Online Privacy Protection 3.1.1038 (donottrackplus@abine.com) (Inactive)
  • Forecastfox 2.2.2 ({0538E3E3-7E9B-4d49-8831-A227C80A7AD3}) (Inactive)
  • Grammarly 2.32 (grammar.plugin@grammarly.com) (Inactive)
  • Greek-English Spelling dictionary 0.5.5 (el-en@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org) (Inactive)
  • HTTPS-Everywhere 3.4.5 (https-everywhere@eff.org) (Inactive)
  • Loading Bar 0.3.1 (loadingbar@xertoz.se) (Inactive)
  • NoScript 2.6.8.16 ({73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232}) (Inactive)
  • Reddit Enhancement Suite 4.3.1.2 (jid1-xUfzOsOFlzSOXg@jetpack) (Inactive)
  • YouTube Center 2.1.0 (jid1-cwbvBTE216jjpg@jetpack) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0f00
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 4095
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16571
  • driverDate: 12-19-2013
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 9.18.13.3221
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: False
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.blockautorefresh: True
  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • 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.search.useDBForOrder: True
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140212131424
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://www.reddit.com/live/3rgnbke2rai6hen7ciytwcxadi?t=t
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140212131424
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 27.0.1
  • browser.tabs.warnOnOpen: False
  • browser.urlbar.default.behavior: 2
  • dom.max_chrome_script_run_time: 40
  • dom.max_script_run_time: 0
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 27.0.1
  • font.internaluseonly.changed: False
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 0
  • gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1: True
  • keyword.URL:
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server: 4
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1393959569
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 69702
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • plugin.state.flash: 0
  • plugin.state.java: 0
  • plugin.state.np32dsw: 0
  • plugin.state.nparcpluginff: 0
  • plugin.state.npctrl: 0
  • plugin.state.npdeployjava: 0
  • plugin.state.npgeplugin: 0
  • plugin.state.npgoogleupdate: 0
  • plugin.state.nppdf: 0
  • plugin.state.npqtplugin: 0
  • privacy.clearOnShutdown.cookies: False
  • privacy.clearOnShutdown.offlineApps: True
  • privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions: False
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown: True
  • security.mixed_content.block_active_content: False
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1391882128

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No

Question owner

here is a list of the disabled add-ons addons and a list of the disabled plugins: plugins all of which are up to-date.

here is a list of the disabled add-ons [https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzvpu3ce40dxjzi/Screenshot%202014-03-04%2021.47.49.png addons] and a list of the disabled plugins: [https://www.dropbox.com/s/qt2fu84hm9pao32/Screenshot%202014-03-04%2021.48.25.png plugins] all of which are up to-date.
Diego Victor
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Yes always that you start the Firefox it will ask the password, but it ask always that you open a new tab is a issue or other window.

See more:

Yes always that you start the Firefox it will ask the password, but it ask always that you open a new tab is a issue or other window. See more: *[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/master-password Master Password]
jscher2000
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3585 solutions 32180 answers

Helpful Reply

If you cancel the request, does it quickly recur, or not until you reach a site you've actually saved a password for?

If you cancel the request, does it quickly recur, or not until you reach a site you've actually saved a password for?

Question owner

Hello and thanks for the reply. No it does not ask it again unless I reach a site for which I've saved a password.

Hello and thanks for the reply. No it does not ask it again unless I reach a site for which I've saved a password.
Edward27821 22 solutions 225 answers

LastPass add-on may remedy the situation. https://lastpass.com/

LastPass add-on may remedy the situation. https://lastpass.com/

Modified by Edward27821

the-edmeister
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Are you using Sync?

Are you using Sync?

Question owner

Even with all of the Add-Ons deactivated it still appears.

Even with all of the Add-Ons deactivated it still appears.

Question owner

No I am not using Sync.

No I am not using Sync.
jscher2000
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I am not a big believer in saving passwords in Firefox; I have the setting to save passwords turned off. So my experience is limited to having saved passwords for FireFTP logins.

I am not prompted to enter my Master Password unless/until I open one of the following:

  • Options > Security > Saved Passwords
  • FireFTP
  • the about:permissions page

So at least with my settings, I would be surprised to get a prompt when opening Firefox.

I am not a big believer in saving passwords in Firefox; I have the setting to save passwords turned off. So my experience is limited to having saved passwords for FireFTP logins. I am not prompted to enter my Master Password unless/until I open one of the following: * Options > Security > Saved Passwords * FireFTP * the about:permissions page So at least with my settings, I would be surprised to get a prompt when opening Firefox.
cor-el
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Other things that need your attention:

Your System Details List shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize some prefs each time you start Firefox.

The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there. You can check its content with a plain text editor if you didn't create this file yourself.

The user.js file is read each time you start Firefox and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.


What is the home page setting or what pages open when you start Firefox?

You can check for problems with the sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak files in the Firefox profile folder that store session data.

Rename (or delete) the sessionstore.js file and possible sessionstore-##.js files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox profile folder.

Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost and you will have to recreate them (make a note or bookmark them if possible).

Other things that need your attention: Your System Details List shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize some prefs each time you start Firefox. The user.js file is only present if you or other software has created it, so normally it wouldn't be there. You can check its content with a plain text editor if you didn't create this file yourself. The user.js file is read each time you start Firefox and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved ---- What is the home page setting or what pages open when you start Firefox? You can check for problems with the sessionstore.js and sessionstore.bak files in the Firefox profile folder that store session data. Rename (or delete) the sessionstore.js file and possible sessionstore-##.js files with a number and sessionstore.bak in the Firefox profile folder. *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder) *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Multiple_profile_files_created Deleting sessionstore.js will cause App Tabs and Tab Groups and open and closed (undo) tabs to get lost and you will have to recreate them (make a note or bookmark them if possible).