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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 … (மேலும் படிக்க)

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 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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I never setup a master password, but it is turned on and I can't turn it off.

In "Settings" the "Use Master Password" is checked. If I click it to turn it off, it asks me for my Master Password. Since I never had a master password, I don't know it.… (மேலும் படிக்க)

In "Settings" the "Use Master Password" is checked. If I click it to turn it off, it asks me for my Master Password. Since I never had a master password, I don't know it. While using Firefox, the master password will pop up, and I have to click "Cancel". This is a real nuisance. I even tried uninstalling Firefox and reinstalling it, but the problem persists. I use Norton Identity Safe to manage my passwords and do not need the Master Password feature. Please help!

Asked by jmalioto 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Firefox 59 can't access my logins

Firefox recently updated to v59 and, as with some other users, it is (a) asking for the master password on starting up rather than on first use, and (b) losing access to … (மேலும் படிக்க)

Firefox recently updated to v59 and, as with some other users, it is (a) asking for the master password on starting up rather than on first use, and (b) losing access to my logins (there are about 200 in total). After reading other answers I have deleted two files, secmod and key4. That solves the problem the next time Firefox is used - presumably it reads the logins from key3. However, after restarting the computer and launching Firefox again, a new key4 appears in the profile and the problems above recur. (I back up my complete Firefox profile with my normal data backup, so have a 'good' copy to refer to from before the problems started).

Is there any way of permanently stopping the problem recurring - or at worst, copying the logins and 'reinstalling' them correctly into v59 (without having to write them down physically)?

Asked by Dulverton 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Answered by philipp 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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cannot change master password

I refreshed Firefox to help speed it up and now it won't let me access my saved passwords and when I try to turn on my Master Password it asks me to enter a new password.… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I refreshed Firefox to help speed it up and now it won't let me access my saved passwords and when I try to turn on my Master Password it asks me to enter a new password. The 'current password' field won't let me type anything into it; so when I go to enter a new password, and submit, it tells me that it can't change my password.

Asked by acmontgomery 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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master password

Hey guys I am new here and i was wondering How does a master password work? I look forward to hearing from you guys Thanks Gabe.

Asked by Gabe 2 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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FF started asking for my password everytime I open the browser.

It doesn't keep me from using the browser, but this never happened before. How do I keep FF from asking for my password every time I open the browser.

Asked by Clutch 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

Answered by cor-el 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

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Sync not working with no master password

I did a Firefox restore due to suspect browser hijack ( it wasn't). All mu saved logins have been eraases so tried to do a manaul sync. This pops up a yellow bar along t… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I did a Firefox restore due to suspect browser hijack ( it wasn't). All mu saved logins have been eraases so tried to do a manaul sync.

This pops up a yellow bar along the top of the "Logins and Paswords" page saying "Please enter your master password to view saved logics and passwords" . I don't have a master password set so that makes little sense. To the right of the yellow bar is a button "login". if i click the button ther yellow bar goes away but there is no log in dialog.

What do I do to get Fiefox to sync?

Asked by CScotty 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

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How can I remove or reset my master password when I don't know it? All instructions for doing so require entering the existing master password.

Must I remove FireFox, reinstall it new, and then set a new master password? If I do that, I lose all my bookmarks.

Asked by derfnoslrac 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Answered by FredMcD 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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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… (மேலும் படிக்க)

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 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Firefox is freezing with the master password set

I have noticed that if I have a Master Password set and restart FF, FF will hang indefinitely. If I remove the Maser Password FF will restart normally.

Asked by bhobbs 2 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Answered by philipp 2 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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I did a dumb thing...I reset master password

Hi, I reset the master password for Firefox and I didn't process that all the saved passwords would erase (I was tired and did not fully read the warning before I pressed… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi,

I reset the master password for Firefox and I didn't process that all the saved passwords would erase (I was tired and did not fully read the warning before I pressed "ok"). Is there any way to go back to the list of the saved passwords (like "go back to a previously restored version")?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Asked by paris_engle 2 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by paris_engle 2 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Firefox crashes

It crashes as it asks for master password Crash ID: bp-3e4ed19b-19fc-4c6e-b8d5-fe89d0191009

Asked by suzuki1 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by FredMcD 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

use windows password as firefox master password

Hi I didn't find any answer to this basic question: is it possible to use windows password as firefox master password? I just noticed that Chrome is doing that, so why w… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi I didn't find any answer to this basic question: is it possible to use windows password as firefox master password? I just noticed that Chrome is doing that, so why wouldn't it be possible with Firefox? That would be great for the password management in an enterprise context...

Asked by olivier.levillain 5 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Master password prompts out of nowhere

Twice now I have had a master password prompt come up suddenly for an unknown reason. I did not enter my password as I did not trust it. Is there a way to detect why this… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Twice now I have had a master password prompt come up suddenly for an unknown reason. I did not enter my password as I did not trust it. Is there a way to detect why this is happening?

The first time it happened after I had been reading a page for about 10 minutes. I had two other tabs open for the same site and no other non-suspended tabs. I did not have an account on that site.

The second time happened while watching a video on a different site, about 40 minutes in. No other tabs were active. I did have an account for that site, but I was already logged in via cookies.

In both cases I was just reading/watching; there seems to be no user action that triggered it. This makes me think it is not caused by a login request for a site, but by a (malicious) extension or some background process in Firefox.

I do not use Firefox Sync, nor am I signed into a Firefox account.

Asked by manny 3 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 3 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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how do I set my username and password

I downloaded Firefox a while ago then never used it. I uninstalled too. Then today I decided I wanted to use Firefox so I installed it again. Only I cant remember ever se… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I downloaded Firefox a while ago then never used it. I uninstalled too. Then today I decided I wanted to use Firefox so I installed it again. Only I cant remember ever setting a user name or any password. It sometimes asks for a master password too which I have no idea what it could me. Whats my best course of action?

Asked by Athena340 5 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 5 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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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… (மேலும் படிக்க)

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 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Is firefox run by crazy people or am I crazy to have fallen for master password?

I do not log out of websites and firefox suggesting a master password sounded okay so I did. I should hae never let my wife use my PC because I was logged out of everyth… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I do not log out of websites and firefox suggesting a master password sounded okay so I did. I should hae never let my wife use my PC because I was logged out of everything and cannot remember my master password. To retrieve it firefox says I will lose all sorts of logging in dat. This sounds worse than what what master password claimed to avoid. I am madder than mad, so tired of google dogging me and having to register on every web site I look at. firefox was better the explorer once but now I hate it with a passion. I just wanted to use the internet not be invaded by the protectors. Tired of everything becoming obsolete and upgraded and hearing personal information is stolen. I am sick and tired of zuckerburg and zillow and trulia and google and facebook and damn ads following me with small videos on the sides playing crap. I want my master password now and I do not want to lose a single piece of my info doing it you lying ridiculous commies. You are destroying civilization and none of you know how to build a house or fix a car or kill dinner.

Asked by cravinbob 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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Firefox repeatedly asks for Master Password, but won't let me enter it

I recently established a Firefox.com account so I could sync bookmarks across devices. Every time I start FF, it asks me for my master password, but won't accept it. Even… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I recently established a Firefox.com account so I could sync bookmarks across devices. Every time I start FF, it asks me for my master password, but won't accept it. Even after I've just signed into my FF.com account. When I type in my password, the window to enter my password just reappears. I tried unchecking the box to use a master password, since I won't be using FF to store passwords anyway. To do this, you have to enter your current password, which I did, but the 'Remove' button remains greyed-out and unclickable.

So basically, FF won't accept my password, but also won't let me remove the password.

Asked by Ambivalent 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

Answered by cor-el 3 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு

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FF invokes master password without prompt

FF invokes the master password dialogue when starting the app in Mac, even without me going to a web page for which I have saved a password. It does so the minute I open … (மேலும் படிக்க)

FF invokes the master password dialogue when starting the app in Mac, even without me going to a web page for which I have saved a password. It does so the minute I open the app. Can this be undone?

Asked by jacow 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

Answered by FredMcD 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

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How can i disable putting master password everytime i open firefox

I only enabled master password so that anyone can't look up the passwords stored in "Saved Logins". But I was under the impression that if someone attempts to reveal my p… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I only enabled master password so that anyone can't look up the passwords stored in "Saved Logins". But I was under the impression that if someone attempts to reveal my passwords, master password will be required. But putting master password every time i open firefox is too much inconvenient for me.

Asked by Mugdho Sapiens 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

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