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Force master password prompt again without closing browser

I use a master password prompt on Firefox (and Thunderbird) on my laptop. However, after I enter the master password prompt, it will not ask for it again until the brows… (read more)

I use a master password prompt on Firefox (and Thunderbird) on my laptop. However, after I enter the master password prompt, it will not ask for it again until the browser closes. This is understandable, as it would be annoying to enter it every time.

However, there are occasions where I would like to require the master password prompt *again*, without closing and reopening the browser. For example, if I close the laptop the computer suspends, but if it were stolen, an intelligent attacker could easily bypass my login screen and would have an open firefox with instantaneous access to *all* of my websites because the passwords are stolen.

Ideally, I'm looking for a terminal/command-line option for this, as it will let me re-require the prompt with a script (eg, on suspend or hibernate), but really any method to make this happen would be ideal.

Is this possible?

Asked by jahservant 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Bookmarks painfully slow after 48.0.2 Firefox update

Everything was hunky dory until the awful v48 update. With no other changes to the system, bookmarks are now annoyingly slow to use. If I try to bookmark this page for ex… (read more)

Everything was hunky dory until the awful v48 update. With no other changes to the system, bookmarks are now annoyingly slow to use. If I try to bookmark this page for example, FF has to think for 2-5 seconds before I can enter tags. After saving the bookmark it freezes for another 1-3 seconds before I can do anything else. This is an awful downgrade.

There were absolutely no other changes to my setup except for the update. I didn't change any preference, install an addon, or the like. In any case, I performed a safe mode test and this makes the pauses even worse.

What else can I try? Your FF knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by jasu 4 years ago

Answered by John99 4 years ago

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master password logged me out

i have a master password set that every time i enter firefox i'll have to give the password. today when i tried logging in it does not work. i have not changed my passwor… (read more)

i have a master password set that every time i enter firefox i'll have to give the password. today when i tried logging in it does not work. i have not changed my password but why is it not working?

Asked by DazzFTZ 4 years ago

Last reply by user1355808 4 years ago

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masterpassword delay in syncing

I've noticed there's a delay of up to 5-10 minutes in asking for the master password after I've opened my computer and browser. In this time, I'm still able to log into m… (read more)

I've noticed there's a delay of up to 5-10 minutes in asking for the master password after I've opened my computer and browser. In this time, I'm still able to log into my email and other accounts with the saved details before inputting the master password. Doesn't this defeat the point of the master password? Does anyone have any ideas of what I might be doing wrong? Thanks

Asked by ciuchy 4 years ago

Last reply by ciuchy 4 years ago

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I closed firefox. After 16 mins, I tried opening it but I forgot the master password. Please help me.

Well, on the 7th of November I closed my FireFox. After about 16 mins I wanted to open it again, I notice that I forgot the password and now I can't even reset the passwo… (read more)

Well, on the 7th of November I closed my FireFox. After about 16 mins I wanted to open it again, I notice that I forgot the password and now I can't even reset the password, cause I closed firefox and now I have no access to it.

Asked by Vibraxas 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Why doesn't the prompt asking for Master Password, display which tab/site/etc is needing it?

I like the idea of using Master Password, and I don't mind typing it every now and then. What I am wondering however, is why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, wh… (read more)

I like the idea of using Master Password, and I don't mind typing it every now and then.

What I am wondering however, is why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, which site or feature of FF is trying to access the credentials?

Just to clarify, I've already seen it answered that FF Sync can cause password to be asked some time after start up and that there are workaround such as disabling Sync or forcing it to prompt right after start up, this question is not about that. Its about not having some indicator to what is asking the access to credentials in the first place, be it sync or the site you're on.

Asked by Allu2 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Can't reset forgotten master password

I followed the instructions in Firefox help by entering this URL: chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul What comes up is the text that should appear in the reset form… (read more)

I followed the instructions in Firefox help by entering this URL: chrome://pippki/content/resetpassword.xul What comes up is the text that should appear in the reset form along with a yellow triangle warning icon. The reset form doesn't come up and I can't get to it. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.

Asked by grammalolo 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Why does the master password window pop-up sometimes when no password at site, and sometimes keeps coming back no matter what I do, except shut off???

the master password window pops-up sometimes when no password at site, and sometimes keeps coming back no matter what I do, except shut off Is it a phisher-type thing? … (read more)

the master password window pops-up sometimes when no password at site, and sometimes keeps coming back no matter what I do, except shut off Is it a phisher-type thing?

Asked by Shayne Moses 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Is there a limit to how many times you can try to enter the Master Password?

I forgot my master password on browser on old computuer. I have tried what I think is the correct one multiple times, and want to keep trying options so I can access my p… (read more)

I forgot my master password on browser on old computuer. I have tried what I think is the correct one multiple times, and want to keep trying options so I can access my passwords from the old computer. Is there a lock-out feature for this or can I continue to try?

Asked by pmadaio1112 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Do Firefox add-ons have full access to passwords etc?

I use a master password in Firefox password manager to protect log-in details. Yet I have heard that add-ons have full access to passwords and other data. Is that true? I… (read more)

I use a master password in Firefox password manager to protect log-in details. Yet I have heard that add-ons have full access to passwords and other data. Is that true?

I use Linux Lite, Ubuntu-based (a very nice OS, by the way).

Asked by linuxuser23 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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How do I get Firefox to ask for the master password only at start-up?

What I'm after is for Firefox to ask for the master password when Firefox starts and not an indeterminate time after Firefox starts. Yes, I use Sync. Why? I can be typin… (read more)

What I'm after is for Firefox to ask for the master password when Firefox starts and not an indeterminate time after Firefox starts. Yes, I use Sync. Why? I can be typing something and then an uninvited master password prompt appears and I'm suddenly typing in the password prompt box. It's annoying enough to, I believe, be seen as a bug.

There needs to be an option where if a master password is set then an option could be added to Firefox to ask for the master password before the browser actually appears on the screen.

Can this be done now? Maybe some hidden setting somewhere? There used to be a legacy plugin that could do this, but since Firefox 57 appeared, that plugin no-longer works. (It was a legacy plugin.) I also can't find anything else that can do the same job.

Who could please help me with this? I think this would also be useful to many other people and and not just me on how to do achieve this.

Asked by Myron 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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After update to version 57 firefox no longer asks for master password to access stored passwords

I've just tried looking at saved passwords. In the past I needed to enter a master password to do this. But now the saved passwords can be displayed without entering th… (read more)

I've just tried looking at saved passwords. In the past I needed to enter a master password to do this. But now the saved passwords can be displayed without entering the master password.

Asked by JulianK 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Password popup window suggestion.

The new version of FF is fantastic and on my tablet with the atom processor it has really speed up the response time of FF. This is one problem I have with all of my com… (read more)

The new version of FF is fantastic and on my tablet with the atom processor it has really speed up the response time of FF. This is one problem I have with all of my computers from Atom processor to Intel I5 quad core skylake processor systems. When I open FF the password windows takes a long time to show up to 5 seconds and if I do not enter my 20 character password in time, I get up to 4 password windows (I usually have FF startup with a web page that askes for username and password). Here is my suggestion for startup modification. 1) I would rather have the password window popup first before FF shows on my desktop. This way you enter the password or hit cancel which opens FF with password manager available or locked. Another idea is I know Libre Office uses something called quickstarter which is a tiny program always running in the background to speed up loading of Libre Office. It would not bother me in the least having a small FF program always running in the background to help speed up the loading of the password manager since FF has been my default browser for 10 years.

Asked by Ed 3 years ago

Last reply by mattcamp 3 years ago

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FF 57 update my Master Password stop working

I know my password. It is written down and I used it all the time. It must have been after this update my master password stopped working. There are others on online foru… (read more)

I know my password. It is written down and I used it all the time. It must have been after this update my master password stopped working. There are others on online forums that explain the same problem.

Asked by gijoeyjoe 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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I lost my Logins

Hey there, I forgot my Firefox password so I did reset the password.... now I see nothing in saved logins. In Mobile I see all saved logins.. but In PC I lost it! Help me… (read more)

Hey there, I forgot my Firefox password so I did reset the password.... now I see nothing in saved logins.

In Mobile I see all saved logins.. but In PC I lost it!

Help me!!!

Asked by VinayS 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Master password got lost by your last upgrade

You guys had a big update, all that fast new performance. My master password (MP) was missing after installing the update. So I ran that way for a few days, but didn't … (read more)

You guys had a big update, all that fast new performance. My master password (MP) was missing after installing the update.

So I ran that way for a few days, but didn't want my password to be unprotected. So I put in a new MP, but it's apparently corrupted. I can't login to see my stored passwords. The MP challenge popup comes up over and over. Woe is me.

Guess I'll go to Brave unless you have a fix. If I have to lose all my saved password by resetting my MP, there's no reason to continue using Firefox.

Asked by RenoHuskerDu 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago