i just bought a new computer, downloaded the latest firefox (did not import any info from my old computer's firefox yet), and though i saw the expected prompt to save a password when entering one on a site once (i did not save it at the time), the prompt no longer appears. the same thing occurs for any site, it never asks me if i want to save a password. i've rechecked my settings, and i have it set correctly to ask for it (the box IS clicked to 'remember passwords for sites', don't have it in 'private browsing' mode either (the option is grayed oust), have disabled any add-ons that i had (i only have AdBlock and McAfee as add-ons), have restarted Firefox multiple times, and still no luck, it never asks me if i want to save a password for any logons on any sites. i'm running Windows 7, and using Firefox 3.6.11. HELP! thanks.
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What do you mean with "the option is grayed oust": don't have it in 'private browsing' mode either (the option is grayed oust)
If you see a grayed Stop Private Browsing in the Tools menu then that means that you are in Private Browsing mode. Firefox won't offer to store passwords if you are in Private Browsing mode.
yeah, the Stop Private Browsing option is grayed out (i'm unable to click it)... so that means i'm IN Private Browsing???? how do i get OUT of private browsing?
Nope, 'Automatically start Firefox in a private browsing session' was unchecked and I'm still having this problems of Firefox not asking and not saving my passwords.
This started with the new update of Firefox 3.6.12.
Is remember passwords still checked: Tools > Options > Security: Passwords: "Remember passwords for sites" ?
Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).
I have FF 3.6.12 as well. Firefox saves MOST of my passwords but sometimes it does not...specifically tvguide.com/listings. How can I "force" the password to be saved or can I type it in somewhere?
You can use the Saved Password Editor extension to add passwords to Firefox manually.