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Saved Logins

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The checkbox for asking to saved logins and passwords for websites is grayed out and cannot be checked. How do I enable this feature?

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Do you have Firefox set to always use Private Browsing mode? You can check that by going to the Privacy & Security section of the Firefox settings page and seeing if the Always use private browsing mode option under the History section is checked.

If you have that enabled, you can't save passwords in Firefox.

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Hi Gary!

If you go to the about:policies page in Firefox, is anything listed there?

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Do you have Firefox set to always use Private Browsing mode? You can check that by going to the Privacy & Security section of the Firefox settings page and seeing if the Always use private browsing mode option under the History section is checked.

If you have that enabled, you can't save passwords in Firefox.

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Several versions back, maybe a year, no more (I think), if I tried to login to a site and clicked the "View Saved Logins" it would take me to that screen, in another tab, and directly to the Saved Logins for the page I was on. Then one upgrade and now it JUST takes me to the Saved Logins page, then I have to type the webpage I am looking for. IT WAS MUCH MORE USEFUL the other way. Can you please change this back?

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Hi QuiGonJohn,

The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

If you want to leave feedback for Firefox developers, you can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

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Submitted my request there. Thanks

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Note that the about:logins page supports the filter parameter, so you can possibly use a keyword bookmark.

  • about:logins?filter=%s

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Thanks. I cannot figure how to use this. I put about:logins in the URL bar and that just brought the regular Saved Logins page. Then I tried pasting the entry you show into the URL bar, that just brought the regular Saved Logins page with %s in it's search window.

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You need to use this as a bookmark with a keyword like 'lg' and invoke this bookmark via its keyword: lg google If you type or paste this in the location bar then you need to replace '%s' with a hostname: about:login?filter=google

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OK thanks. That won't help me much, I have several webpages that need this. For example, my TSP Login and my Civil Service login, even though they are saved correctly in the Saved Logins in Firefox. For some reason, those websites put the saved password in the user name spot. I go to SAVED LOGINS, copy and paste Username from there.

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