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Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

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Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

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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New User

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

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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Grand Master

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

Hello,

Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • You can open Firefox 4.0+ in Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or open the Help menu and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.

Once you get the pop-up, just select "'Start in Safe Mode"

If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one. Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

Thank you.

Site Moderator

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

Still works for me with my currently saved name and password:

You can remove autocomplete=off with a bookmarklet to make Firefox save names and passwords and other form data.

You can use Inspect Element in the right-click context menu to confirm that the autocomplete="off" attribute gets removed.


New User

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

I have same problem, but only with a new yahoo user. My old yahoo user ids work fine in, but one Yahoo user I added will not prompt to save password. Other sites will prompt to save password, the Mozilla site did fine. I have run in safe mode and the results were the same. Autofillforms is True. I am on version 22 of Firefox. I did just update to Ver 22, So the problem, with me, is just new Yahoo users and also when I change a Yahoo user password, it doesn't prompt me anymore if I want to update. I guess you could say it is a Yahoo problem, but then again i didn't have the problem prior to Ver 22. This all started because I like to change passwords every 30 - 60 days.

I should add, password changes made to Gmail and Facebook did get prompted to update new password. So I guess we know where the problem is?

New User

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

Yes, same problem here. Upgraded to Ver 22 last week and there is no prompt for Yahoo passwords now. I had no problems before and all other websites seem to site provide a prompt. So, I've just tried to using other browers - and they have same problem with Yahoo while other websites seem okay. So I guess that shows the issue is with Yahoo (...why does that not surprise me...)

New User

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

I tried this, and the problem goes away in safe mode-- Yahoo no longer asks for a password every time. However, when I go back to regular mode with all add-ons and extensions disabled, the problem returns. What to do??

Site Moderator

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

This can be caused by corrupted cookies or cookies that are blocked (check the permissions on the about:permissions page).

Clear the cache and the cookies from websites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Firefox/Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

If clearing cookies doesn't work then it is possible that the cookies.sqlite file that stores the cookies is corrupted.

Rename (or delete) cookies.sqlite (cookies.sqlite.old) and delete other present cookie files like cookies.sqlite-journal in the Firefox profile folder in case the file cookies.sqlite got corrupted.

New User

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

I can't get Firefox to remember my user name/password, and I've done EVERYTHING!!!

New User

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

Thank you for the reply. Actually I tried all that with clearing cache and cookies long before coming here to pose the question. It was no help at all.

I have not tried the cookies.sqlite strategy. To clarify--I only have this issue with Yahoo mail, all other passwords work fine. If that is the case, does it still make sense to delete the cookies.sqlite file?

New User

Re: Saved username and passwords no longer works on Yahoo Mail

I just tried the cookies.sqlite thing. Didn't do a thing for me.