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The "never save" function for usernames and passwords does not work

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Even though I say "never save" for logging in to a website, when I login the next time, it asks me again "if I want to save password". I have also gone to the exception list and manually entered the websites, and even though I block and save that website, the websites disappear from the exception list and I am again asked if I want to save password.

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I believe it is something to do with cookies and site data in Firefox. This article might help: Block websites from storing cookies and site data in Firefox Do let me know if it is solved. Thank you.

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In one sense it works because it does not ask if I want to save password; however, it also does not save the username which I would then have to reenter - so it helps for one item but not another. I had uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it because there were some other issues.. Before uninstalling I never had this problem. Thanks for trying.

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This happens if you clear the Site Preferences.

In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.

  • do not clear the Cookies
  • do not clear the Site Preferences
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exception for password and other website specific data
  • clearing "Cookies" will remove all selected cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep

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didaviscpa said

In one sense it works because it does not ask if I want to save password; however, it also does not save the username which I would then have to reenter - so it helps for one item but not another. I had uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it because there were some other issues.. Before uninstalling I never had this problem. Thanks for trying.

I that regard, Lockwise works a bit differently than the previous "Passwords" scheme. Now I am getting too many newly saved under Lockwise Logins that don't have the "username" attached when I elect to "Save". I need to Edit Lockwise afterwards to include that info, as soon as I save it so I am not surprised when Firefox retrieves that info and its missing the "username" - only get the Password auto-filled. Royal 'pain' now.

And with "Never Save" I wouldn't have expected the older "Passwords Manager" to save anything at all, although doubt if I ever used that "Never Save feature, I would just bypass that 'request' / message or ignore it completely and move beyond it.

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