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Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

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Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

Firefox won't remember my Hotmail account login info.

I have tried everything suggested here:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/User_name_and_password_not_remembered

and none of it has worked.

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Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

This might be due to few reasons: 1. Website is SSL connected (such as hotmail, paypal); therefore ff wont remember the password. 2. Website isn't fully loaded (ff fills the form only after the page has been fully loaded) 3. You have remembered more than 1 username for the same website 4. You might accessing some subpage (ie. ff remembers pass for site.com, but you are trying to login at login.site.com where ff wont fill the form)

All the other reasons I belive are described on the site you posted.

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Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

it would have to be the first one, as I have only one Hotmail account, and firefox will not remember it, even when the page is fully loaded.

is there a way around this?

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Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

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Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

The login.live.com site uses JavaScript to create the login form and the Firefox password manager doesn't work in these conditions (Bug 355063).
You can make Firefox remember the password, but Firefox won't be able to fill it.

A website may be using autocomplete=off to prevent Firefox from saving and filling the name and password.
You can remove autocomplete=off with a bookmarklet to make Firefox save the name and password.

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Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

did you just seriously post a link that was already in my original post?

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Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

Klimek, I tried the site you suggested, but the end result was a Firefox that wouldn't open without crashing.

good thing I kept a backup of my omni.

New Contributor

Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

so, should I take it nobody has an answer?

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Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

FYI - You have to actually save the link from that page as a "bookmark" in your firefox library, not just click on it on the page. Then, when you're actually on the page you want to save your username for (such as hotmail), THEN you go to "bookmarks" and open the saved link. You will then be prompted to save the password. This isn't explained very well in the previous blog.

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Re: Firefox won't remember my usernames or passwords on some sites

Note that it is definitely not recommended to edit files in the omni.ja archive. Doing this is at your own risk and won't survive a Firefox update.

There are bookmarklets and form fill extensions to address this issue.