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Deleted Passwords

I will give this one more try and then I will delete this program. I want to save some specific login information. I get it to work right and then a week or so later it … (read more)

I will give this one more try and then I will delete this program.

I want to save some specific login information. I get it to work right and then a week or so later it erases all of the information.

Reset it so often is worse than it not saving.

Why does it delete the information when I don't want it to.

Asked by BeeJay 1 week ago

Last reply by BeeJay 5 days ago

Primary password prompt appearing frequently

I have had a primary/master password set in Firefox for years. It only prompted me to enter it once per session. Since version 90, it now pops up at least once a day at r… (read more)

I have had a primary/master password set in Firefox for years. It only prompted me to enter it once per session. Since version 90, it now pops up at least once a day at random times to ask for the password again. This has happened on 3 different devices where Firefox is installed.

How can I stop it doing that or at least extend the time to a week? I know there are hidden config options for these, but they look to be on the default values, so have never changed.

Asked by dafyddt 1 week ago

Last reply by dafyddt 5 days ago

Firefox popup blocker exception list does not work for private windows

Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) on Windows 10. In about:preferences#privacy I have "Block pop-up windows" ticked and 16 websites set as exceptions. This exception list works in … (read more)

Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) on Windows 10.

In about:preferences#privacy I have "Block pop-up windows" ticked and 16 websites set as exceptions.

This exception list works in non-private windows, but not in private ones - popups are blocked and I have to explicitly click "options" and then "show".

This bug was introduced a few releases ago - it used to work OK.

How to delete site data for all sites EXCEPT several whitelisted sites?

I know how to clear site data for certain websites, but I would like to do the opposite - preserve site data and cookies for specific websites and delete everything else.… (read more)

I know how to clear site data for certain websites, but I would like to do the opposite - preserve site data and cookies for specific websites and delete everything else. It's not in options, perhaps there is an addon that would help me achieve this? Or how can I export (make backup) for a website that I could restore back after clearing everything?

Asked by Solshine 1 day ago

Last reply by Solshine 14 hours ago

Hidden files

I play cards at cardzmania.com using Firefox. If I exit Firefox and reload it, cardzmania remembers exactly where I was. Formerly, I could stop this by clearing the cac… (read more)

I play cards at cardzmania.com using Firefox. If I exit Firefox and reload it, cardzmania remembers exactly where I was. Formerly, I could stop this by clearing the cache files at c:/users/user_name/AppData/Local/Temp andc:/users/user_name/AppData/Local/Mozilla. This no longer works. Even if I use Privazer to clear temporary Internet files, cardzmania remembers me.

In short, Mozilla is storing user data in a file I can't find and empty.

This disturbs me.

I'm not terribly concerned about cardzmania taking over my computer for nefarious purposes or spying on me, but the inability to find and delete files that permit cardzmania to remember who I am means other programs could do the same.

Asked by etienne53 21 hours ago

Last reply by etienne53 8 hours ago

Using OS authentication (e.g., TouchID) for Credit Cards and Logins

Apologies for re-posting, I asked about this issue before https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323826, but it was archived without any response :( In an answer t… (read more)

Apologies for re-posting, I asked about this issue before https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323826, but it was archived without any response :(

In an answer to this question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1318109#answer-1376159 cor-el warned that using OS authentication (for example, TouchID on a Mac) for passwords instead of a Primary Password is actually not really safe because it doesn't encrypt logins in logins.json and it would be possible to extract them by running: prompt("Logins",JSON.stringify(Services.logins.getAllLogins())); Now I am a bit confused because for storing Credit Cards the default is, of course, using OS authentication (I don't think there's an option to set a password instead). So I am wondering, is that safe, i.e., is the credit card information encrypted that I can retrieve with my TouchID (even without a Primary Password)?

And if so, would anybody be able to explain the differences between these two approaches and why the Firefox developers chose one for Logins/Passwords but the other for Credit Cards.

Asked by Jan 4 days ago

When resetting the master Firefox password, how-come the new master password isn't remembered in subsuquent sessions ?

When resetting the master Firefox password, how-come the new master password isn't remembered in subsuquent sessions ? I'm on a Mac Desktop [64-bit], on MacOS Catalina v1… (read more)

When resetting the master Firefox password, how-come the new master password isn't remembered in subsuquent sessions ? I'm on a Mac Desktop [64-bit], on MacOS Catalina v10.15.7/Sec. Upd. 2021-004, with Firefox v90.0.2 .

Asked by rsblanchard 3 days ago

"Pause notifications until Firefox restarts" no longer visible or available in Firefox 90.0, what are some other possible options?

I am trying to disable Firefox notifications whenever I take screenshots, and googling for solutions, I found the commonly suggested solution is to uncheck the "Pause no… (read more)

I am trying to disable Firefox notifications whenever I take screenshots, and googling for solutions, I found the commonly suggested solution is to uncheck the "Pause notifications until Firefox restarts" box in Permissions:

[to turn off forever the "screenshot" splash notification]

[Copied" window]

This option is not available in my browser version; thus, I'm hoping there's a newer workaround for this.

Asked by 0zen 1 day ago

Prompted multiple times for primary password

Hello, Since the last Firefox update I am being prompted for my primary password at random intervals of time. Before I only needed to enter my primary password once per s… (read more)

Hello,

Since the last Firefox update I am being prompted for my primary password at random intervals of time. Before I only needed to enter my primary password once per session and this new behavior is a bit worrying as I didn't see it documented anywhere (is that really Firefox asking me for my credentials?). I had a look in the settings but couldn't see any new "timeout" feature or anything in the Privacy & Security section. What gives?

Thanks for any answer that will explain this mew behavior.

Asked by IndoSteph 19 hours ago