I rarely login to Firefox, or Mozilla, but with the demand that all Pocket users must use Firefox/Mozilla logins from now on, I have tried to use the F/M logins, but it's… (read more)
I rarely login to Firefox, or Mozilla, but with the demand that all Pocket users must use Firefox/Mozilla logins from now on, I have tried to use the F/M logins, but it's really not working very well, see below.
1) The main login page for F/M is: https://accounts.firefox.com/
1a) Doesn't it make sense to have the login at the Mozilla level, here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/ ?
1b) OK, since it is at the Firefox level, the login page is driving me nuts. I use Norton Password Mgr and nothing shows up on this page to get Norton to fill in the blanks for me. Is there something actively blocking accounts.firefox.com -- a.ff.com that prevents an overlay from Norton PW Mgr?
1c) Once I paste my PW into that area, I arrive on https://accounts.firefox.com/settings that is a nutty homepage. Please choose anything else except the settings page that has a big red "Delete Account" on it at the bottom.
1d) So on the settings page there is a section that says: "Connected Services." Hey, I see Pocket! Great, I click on Pocket and.... well it sends me to a Pocket page where I am not logged on???? What? I am logged on to a.ff.com so why wouldn't you pass the PW under the covers to have me logged in when I click from a secure page in ff? Make it easy for us users, please.
1e) I believe a federated website is in order. If I am logged into a.ff.com then why am I not logged into Pocket automatically and with no effort by me, when I arrive at the Pocket website? This is relatively easy to do under the covers to make it... easier for the user.
2) OK, now I am moving over to Pocket's website, but since F/M owns pocket, I think I am still in the correct support page.
2a) I logged into M/F and then bring up another browser tab and go to Pocket. I should be logged into Pocket as stated above. I am not. So, I try to use Norton PW Mgr again. Hey, the Norton PW-M overwrite is there! Yeah! I click on it, it fills in my ID, Yea! I click on it again it fills in my PW. Great! I click Login and, nothing. I try again to login, nothing. I type my ID and paste in my 16-digit password with random symbols, numbers and u/l case letter, nothing. Why is this not working? Here is the bug: cannot log in to Pocket with my ID and PW.
2b) I go back to a.ff.com > Settings > Connected Services and see that a.ff.com thinks that I logged in to Pocket a few minutes ago? Really? Well Pocket does not think I am logged in??? I go up to the 3x3 squares in the upper right-hand corner and select Pocket, nope, that does not get me logged in either. I look at this Pocket website (https://getpocket.com/en/pocket-and-firefox/?src=ff_bento) and click on "Activate Pocket in Firefox" and it shows me the old a.ff.com login. I enter the PW and... wait... yes! I am logged in to Pocket.
2c) Clearly that was insane. I cry for my peers who like to read (with Pocket) and hate Chrome.
3) Please F/M people, tell me there are a bunch of bugs and design errors due to the absorption of Pocket's website and you have not had time to fix them yet?
4) Or, tell me what ff setting I change that blew my user experience out of the water?