75% OF MY PASSWORDS ARE GONE...WHY DOES FF KEEP SCREWING WITH THE ABILITY TO ACCESS THEM AS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST???
MY ISSUE IS WITH FF...NOT ANYONE WHO IS GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO PROVIDE A REAL ANSWER (AND NOT A COPY/PASTED PARTY RHETORIC RESPONSE.). IF ANYONE IS WONDERING...YES...I...AM...SHOUTING!
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How to View Stored Passwords on a MAC
On computers than run the Mac OS X operating system, when a user tells their computer to store a password associated with an application, website, or wireless network, the information is saved on the computer’s hard drive. OS X uses the Keychain Access utility to help Mac users to look-up and manage their stored passwords.
Step 1 – Launch the OS X “Finder” by clicking the menu icon on the computer’s dock. Then, navigate to the “Utilities” folder which is located under the “Applications” section on the Mac hard drive.
Step 2 – Open the “Keychain Access” program icon to launch the password utility application. Then, select “Passwords” from the options located in the lower left corner of the program window.
Step 3 – From the list find the application, web site or network name associated with the password you want to view and double click on it. A new window showing information about it will display.
Step 4 – Click on the “Show password” checkbox to reveal the password. You will be asked to enter your user password, and click “Allow”, in order to see it. Once you do it will be visible in the “Show password” field
How to Find Stored Passwords in Firefox
The Mozilla FireFox Password Manager application stores user names and passwords on your computer’s hard drive and will automatically enter the data when visiting websites that require the information.
Steps to Use the Mozilla FireFox Password Manager
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla Firefox by double clicking the program icon on your computer’s desktop.
Step 2 – Select the “FireFox” menu button and then click the “Options” menu choice.
Step 3 – Select the “Security” menu tab that is located at the upper portion of the “Options” window.
Step 4 – Select the “Remember Passwords for Sites” check box if not already selected. Firefox Saved Passwords Step 5 – Log into a website that requires a username and password. Choose the “Remember” menu button on the subsequently displayed dialog box to save a new password in the FireFox Password Manager. Alternatively, you can choose the “Never for This Site” menu option to add an exception to the Password manger.
Step 6 – Choose the “Exceptions” menu button in FireFox to view the current exception list that the web browser is configured to never save a password. Sites can be removed from this list by clicking the “Remove All” menu button (removes all exceptions) or individually by selecting a site and choosing the “Remove” button.
Step 7 – View the saved passwords in the Password Manager by selecting the “Saved Passwords” menu button. You can also remove passwords from this window by clicking the “Remove All” or “Remove” menu buttons.
Steps to Change the FireFox Password Manager Master Password
The FireFox master password is used to protect the master key for the FireFox browser on your computer. The master key is used to encrypt email passwords, web site passwords, and other potentially sensitive information stored by the Form and Password Manager on your computer.
Step 1 – Launch Mozilla FireFox by double clicking the program icon.
Step 2 – Select the “FireFox” menu button, then click the “Options” menu choice, and choose the “Security” tab.
Step 3 – If the “Use a master password” checkbox is not selected you don’t have a master password. If it is selected then click on the “Change Master Password” button.
Step 4 – Enter your current password, and then in the fields below enter and re-enter the new password you wish to set.