Autofill logins on Firefox

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Firefox automatically saves and fills in your login information by default, so you wouldn't have to enter them every time. This article explains how you can control whether or not to autofill your passwords.

Enable/disable login autofill

  1. Click on the menu button fx57menu to open the menu panel.
  2. Click Logins and Passwords. The Firefox Lockwise about:logins page will open in a new tab.
  3. Click the Firefox Lockwise menu (three dots), then click OptionsPreferences.

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    • The Firefox OptionsPreferences Privacy & Security panel will open to the Logins and Passwords section.
    Fx80settings-LoginsAndPasswords
  4. Add a checkmark next to Autofill logins and passwords to enable it, or uncheck to disable it.
  1. Click on the menu button fx57menu to open the menu panel.
  2. Click Logins and Passwords. A window will open with a list of your saved logins.
  3. Add a checkmark next to Autofill logins and passwords to enable it, or uncheck to disable it.
Note: Some websites have a limit on the length of the password field. If you paste or autofill input that is too long you may see a message such as: "Please shorten this text to 20 characters or less", and will need to use a shorter password.

Save passwords automatically

To change whether or not Firefox offers to remember passwords (this is on by default):

Firefox Lockwise settings

  1. Click on the menu button fx57menu to open the menu panel.
  2. Click Logins and Passwords. The Firefox Lockwise about:logins page will open in a new tab.
  3. Click the Firefox Lockwise menu (three dots), then click OptionsPreferences.

    lockwise pref 70 Fx70LockwiseMenuOptions Fx76LockwiseMenuOptions
    • The Firefox OptionsPreferences Privacy & Security panel will open to the Logins and Passwords section.
    Fx80settings-LoginsAndPasswords
  4. Add a checkmark next to Ask to save logins and passwords for websites to enable the password prompt, or uncheck to disable it.

To manage your saved logins, click the Saved Logins button to open the Firefox Lockwise password manager.

Password Manager settings

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and select Options.Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel and navigate to the Logins and Passwords section.
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  3. Add a checkmark next to Ask to save logins and passwords for websites to enable the password prompt, or uncheck to disable it.


Disable autosave for specific websites

To prevent Firefox from saving logins and passwords for a certain website:

  1. Click on the menu button fx57menu to open the menu panel.
  2. Click Logins and Passwords. The Firefox Lockwise about:logins page will open in a new tab.
  3. Click the Firefox Lockwise menu (three dots), then click OptionsPreferences.

    lockwise pref 70 Fx70LockwiseMenuOptions Fx76LockwiseMenuOptions
    • The Firefox OptionsPreferences Privacy & Security panel will open to the Logins and Passwords section.
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  4. Click the Exceptions... button next to Ask to save logins and passwords for websites.
  5. Add the website's URL.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu Fx57Menu and select Options.Preferences.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel and navigate to the Logins and Passwords section.
    Fx69settings-LoginsAndPasswords
  3. If it isn't already check marked, check Ask to save logins and passwords for websites.
  4. To the right of Ask to save logins and passwords for websites, click the Exceptions… button.
  5. Add the website's URL.
  6. Click Save Changes.

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