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Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

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Ever since Yahoo changed their login screen a few days ago the username and password fill has not worked correctly for me. I deleted the old entry and tried to reenter it but it would not show up on firefox. I had to use a booklet to get rid of the autocomplete=false tags in order for login manager to ask to save the password. However it does not fill it in when I try to relogin.

I really enjoy this feature since I use a long Yahoo password and Firefox stores them better then most other browsers.

This is the booklet I used. javascript:(function(){var%20c=0;function%20R(w){try{var%20a,df,dfe,i,j,x,y,r=1;df=w.document.forms;for(i=0;x=df[i];++i){dfe=x.elements;if(a=x.onsubmit){a=""}if(a=x.attributes["autocomplete"]){if(a.value=="on"){c++}a.value="on"}for(j=0;y=dfe[j];++j){if(a=y.attributes["autocomplete"]){if(a.value=="on"){c++}a.value="on"}}}}catch(E){r=0}return%20r}R(self);var%20i,x;for(i=0;x=frames[i];++i)R(x);if(c){alert("Found:%20"+c)}})();

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A few days after my original post, I typed in my username and the password appeared. This is different from the usual behavior where both the username and the password was inputted... which is fine on my home computer. This was using that little scriptlet to make sure Firefox actually asked to save it.

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Thanks, Saeid-T.

Your 'solution' simplifies things slightly, and points to a better understanding of the problem. Note that this problem has nothing to do with autocomplete being off.

The further clue your method provides is that all that is required to 'cock' the autocomplete (you 'cock' the trigger of a revolver) is to click . . . anywhere on the sign in screen once BEFORE clicking in the username field. Then, enter the first letter of the username and - voila!

I don't speak Java, but I assume that, if I did, I would see some superfluous code in the autocomplete.

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SOLVED FIX ANSWER TO YAHOO MAIL NOT REMEMBERING PASSWORDS

After reading this thread and no one fixing, but because you were all networking to find the answer I was able to find the answer. It turned out to be simpler than going to inspect q ect. That was very informative for me and lead me to do the following: I simply clicked "Tools" on the mozilla page, "Add Ons" , then in the search box of typed Autocomplete. about 6 add ons came up. Auto-complete 1.6 is the one I selected to install. Volla, problem solved. This add on keeps the auto complete feature on and will over ride yahoo mail settings. Finally I can now click in to yahoo mail like the good ole days. Hope this helps everyone and you all helped me find this answer.

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Arcticwolf, that sounds fantastic. I was able to solve the problem back in June or july by unchecking the SSL box (though I realize that didn't work for everyone). But think I'll try this add-on just for good measure(!)

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I tried that but it didn't work, I am on a mac using firefox 22.

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where is the ssl?

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sorry firefox 24

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Hi cleverwabbit5, you wrote:

where is the ssl?

I think the poster meant that she turned off SSL security in her Yahoo mail options. You might try that if you're on a wired connection, but I don't recommend it on a wireless connection because it opens you up to session hijacking by anyone in the vicinity of the hotspot (e.g., Firesheep attack).

Edit: corrected incorrect gender references. Sorry Jude!

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Thanks for the warning, I won't do it then, just trying to figure it out with all of the yahoo changes driving me crazy

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Yes, "she" (me!) turned off "her" SSL security. I did it on wifi, which I use at home, and have accepted the risks. Basically, preferable to having to reenter my password every 5 min!! Maybe if I spent more time working in public areas I'd reconsider.

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First Complete Yahoo ID and Password. Then Click Right Mouse on Yahoo ID "Inspect Element (Q)" Then See At below autocomplete Double Click "off" change type on both autocomplete. Then click Sign in yahoo it will appear pop up to save password. Then try login again double click on password then double click on yahoo. If not then refresh it then do that again double click. Every time you make new username and do same thing to click off to on both autocomplete. Do not use "autocorrect". Good Luck.

'Make sure Privacy Firefox will remember History' just in temporary


Click below Picture you will see it.

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I have the same no Username/Password problem with Yahoo Mail and have found that if I open another small application over the Firefox page then click in the Yahoo sign in box the Usernames will appear and I can sign in as usual. This works on my two Windows 7 64 bit machines with both Firefox and Cyberfox. It also happens in OSX Mavericks in Firefox. They are all synced through Firefox Sync but I don't think that makes a difference.

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Just tried Auto-complete 1.6 and it made no difference.

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At the risk of repeating this solution, I will post it here. I found it on another thread of Mozilla Support Forum.

Simply click once in the empty Password line, then double click in the Yahoo ID line. Works every time for me.

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Thanks for your answer. What this comes down to, I believe, is that when the page loads the cursor is inserted in the User ID field. You must 1) exit the field the 2) re-enter the field in order to get the autofill's attention. It doesn't matter TO WHERE you exit the field. Just exit, then re-enter.

Mr. Gorbachev, fix this code!

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I do find autocomplete = off and I change it to ON and hit enter...but I don't see a save button. When I go back to the website and load the password page, it's set back to autocomplete= off.

OH! This isn't for yahoo. It's just another website I use frequently and wish the password would autofill. I to am MAC and Safari works just fine for this site and autofills the password perfectly.

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You would have to use an extension or a Greasemonkey script to remove the autocomplete=off, but I don't know if that will make Firefox fill both fields once the name and passwords are stored.

Note that Firefox won't auto-fill a saved name automatically when autocomplete=off is used, so you need to double-click the empty name field to get a drop-down list.


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I am having the same issue but it is with everything since updating from FF 20 to FF 25. The only site I was able to get it to save the password for was Mozilla.org (here). I think subsequent versions of FF after v.20 have changed the way they deal with new scripting of webpages where login and password are concerned. I have had to do a combination of things, I had to start FF in safe mode, then right-click in the password field and select view elements and change the autocomplete="off" switch in order to even get the save password dialog box to show up but it only did so momentarily and I still couldn't save passwords so I have had to download and install an add-on to allow me to create/edit saved passwords from within the saved passwords dialog box.

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