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Suggest Strong Password keeps offering the same stale password.

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Paypal's going through making me change my password, and I used the password generator for that. I guess something went wrong again, because it wants me to change my password yet again.

The problem with Firefox, is that when I hit Suggest Strong Password, all I get is the same one I already used. This is no help. Paypal says "The password has been used recently. Please try another one."

I expect it would generate a fresh one if I restarted Firefox, but that isn't always convenient, depending on what's loaded in other tabs, or in the process of downloading. So let's skip suggestions of restarting.

How do I get Firefox's password generator to generate a fresh password?

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Are you removing the old login and create a new login as it sounds you try to generate a password for an existing login ?

Okulungisiwe ngu cor-el


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It would be a new password for the same account.


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Try downloading another copy of Firefox and run it from the folder to see if you have the same issue.

Are you on X11 or Wayland?

Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20211202 KDE Plasma Version: 5.23.4 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.88.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.15.5-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600


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