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firefox won't store logins and passwords

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firefox won't store logins and passwords unless I do it manually. I've done everything the help section said to do.

firefox won't store logins and passwords unless I do it manually. I've done everything the help section said to do.

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Does 'everything' include the Settings under Logins and Passwords on the Privacy & Security page?

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Are you possibly using Private Browsing mode ?

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window

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Does Firefox offer to store the new login via the key icon drop-down list on the location bar ?

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terry21 said

Does 'everything' include the Settings under Logins and Passwords on the Privacy & Security page?

Well I had to login with a different email address because firefox can't remember my other password and neither can I. Anyway, yes I tried that.

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cor-el said

Are you possibly using Private Browsing mode ? Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or userChrome.css is causing the problem.
  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window

not in private browsing. It's been going on for 3 days. I tried trouble shooting mode and got nowhere. Usually when this kind of thing happens I come to conclusion that firefox had become a piece of crap again and I end up using chrome for a while. I shouldn't have to be an IT professional to use a browser.

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cor-el said

Does Firefox offer to store the new login via the key icon drop-down list on the location bar ?

I have no idea what that is but no it's not offering to store anything in any way shape or form.

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Solved the problem by resetting firefox.

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So it seems that the problem wasn't solved after all. It was when I reset firefox but when I changed the settings so that I didn't have to search from the address bar now it won't store new logins and passwords unless I put them in manually under the privacy settings.

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Do you remember what settings you changed, so you can possibly revert the changes to see if that makes saving logins work ? Where did you make the changes? Is that on the Settings page (about:preferences) or elsewhere like directly via about:config ?

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