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FIrefox occasionally asks for a master password, in a dialog-box, in middle of its window, instead of dropdown -- Do I have malware ?

FIrefox occasionally asks for a master password, in a dialog-box, in middle of its window, instead of the usual drop-down from the top of its window -- Do I have malware … (funda kabanzi)

FIrefox occasionally asks for a master password, in a dialog-box, in middle of its window, instead of the usual drop-down from the top of its window -- Do I have malware ?

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Asked by rsblanchard 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 iminyaka edlule

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Why does Firefox ask for my master password on my laptop but not on my desktop?

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, … (funda kabanzi)

I use a master password for my Firefox account. My desktop Firefox account only required me to enter my master password once and I have never, in the year or more since, had to enter it again. However on my laptop, I am constantly nagged to enter the master password each and ever time I open Firefox. And if I don't enter it and press cancel, it will eventually nag me a few seconds to a a few minutes later.

I've searched support and none of the suggestions have resolved the issue. I don't use AVG or Eset Internet Security. I followed the steps in the guide anyway but did not resolve the issue.

Thank you for your consideration.

My laptop: Microsoft Surface 6 i7-8650U, 8Gb RAM Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 1903 Firefox version 73.0.1

Asked by abejg 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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I closed firefox. After 16 mins, I tried opening it but I forgot the master password. Please help me.

Well, on the 7th of November I closed my FireFox. After about 16 mins I wanted to open it again, I notice that I forgot the password and now I can't even reset the passwo… (funda kabanzi)

Well, on the 7th of November I closed my FireFox. After about 16 mins I wanted to open it again, I notice that I forgot the password and now I can't even reset the password, cause I closed firefox and now I have no access to it.

Asked by Vibraxas 3 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 iminyaka edlule

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The masterpassword take over 30 seconds to show up.

Installed with no add on a nice fresh install, the master password takes over 30 seconds sometimes 2 minutes or more to show it. Meanwhile everything loads fast, and then… (funda kabanzi)

Installed with no add on a nice fresh install, the master password takes over 30 seconds sometimes 2 minutes or more to show it. Meanwhile everything loads fast, and then I wait wand wait.. Ideas?

Asked by 4cordells 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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master password logged me out

i have a master password set that every time i enter firefox i'll have to give the password. today when i tried logging in it does not work. i have not changed my passwor… (funda kabanzi)

i have a master password set that every time i enter firefox i'll have to give the password. today when i tried logging in it does not work. i have not changed my password but why is it not working?

Asked by DazzFTZ 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by user1355808 4 iminyaka edlule

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Firefox password manager just stoped responding to my masterpasword .. ?

Dear volunteers,.. y'all do tremendously valuable work ... adding to the wisdom of the cloud/crowd. Many times I solved a problem by just looking for postings of others… (funda kabanzi)

Dear volunteers,.. y'all do tremendously valuable work ... adding to the wisdom of the cloud/crowd. Many times I solved a problem by just looking for postings of others who had the similar problem, but now I had to become a member of this community to ask about this problem. The only thing I could find that sort of addressed (I think??) my problem was https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=499233 But I don't understand that tech-talk.

Anyways ... on July 6 the build in password manager stopped responding to my old and tested master password. The password manager just keeps asking for it... as if my password is wrong - but it is not. I have been using the same password for a few years and never changed it. Prior to this mysterious behaviour I did nothing special to my computer or to Firefox. I'm on Win7 with up to date virus and malware protection.

The thing that makes me think that it is not a question of the wrong password, is that after much fiddling in the section "settings and security" with it's options like resetting, changing, removing or showing passwords ... suddenly my old and trusted master password was accepted again (!) but only in the "change master password" field. So I did change my master password into exactly the same old master password that had worked for the last years. I than closed Firefox ... started it again ... went to a site for which it keeps my password .. entered my (old-new) master password ... and bingo it was again accepted. Joy :) The next day however password manager again refused to cooperate! And now 'it' does not fall any more for the procedure to change the master password. I do know about typo's, and I do sometimes use the copy/paste method from hidden plain text files. When password manager finally accepted my password again ... I did - to be extra certain - a keyboard input in the first field and a copy/paste input in the second field and that was accepted by the password manager. Any one ever heard of such a thing?

Asked by Bert 5 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 iminyaka edlule

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This morning Firefox would not recognize my Master Password. I've tried everthing, how do I get this feature working again?

When I went to use Firefox and input my Master Password for the first time today it wouldn't accept it. It just asks and asks, over and over. I have restarted Firefox in … (funda kabanzi)

When I went to use Firefox and input my Master Password for the first time today it wouldn't accept it. It just asks and asks, over and over. I have restarted Firefox in safe mode and reset it as well. I am not ready to lose all my passwords. Please advise.

Asked by A.Elvie 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 iminyaka edlule

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I want to uncheck the Use Master Password on my MAC, and am unable to do so because it thinks I have a current password and I don't.

When I try to uncheck "Use Master Password" a pop-out asks for a current password, which I do not have. I've tried passwords that I may have used to set one (although I d… (funda kabanzi)

When I try to uncheck "Use Master Password" a pop-out asks for a current password, which I do not have. I've tried passwords that I may have used to set one (although I don't recall ever setting one), and none work. When I leave the "current password" field blank, the only choice about proceeding is to cancel. So, how do I uncheck the "Use Master Password" and stop the pop-down requests for it? Thanks for any help you can provide. I am on a MAC if that helps, so the solution using Tools and options didn't work.

Asked by insignificant 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 iminyaka edlule

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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 … (funda kabanzi)

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 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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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.… (funda kabanzi)

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 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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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.… (funda kabanzi)

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 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 iminyaka edlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by mattcamp 2 iminyaka edlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 iminyaka edlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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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… (funda kabanzi)

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 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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How make Firefox ask master password when a site with saved password is opened (same as Firefox for Android) and not on every startup? (maybe in about:config)

Instead of showing a password dialog on every startup, I want to change the behavior to more like Firefox for Android where the password is asked only when a site with a … (funda kabanzi)

Instead of showing a password dialog on every startup, I want to change the behavior to more like Firefox for Android where the password is asked only when a site with a password that has been saved in Firefox is opened (and only for the first site, it is remembered for all later instanced as long as Firefox is not closed).

Asked by namandixit 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 iminyaka edlule

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Why doesn't the prompt asking for Master Password, display which tab/site/etc is needing it?

I like the idea of using Master Password, and I don't mind typing it every now and then. What I am wondering however, is why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, wh… (funda kabanzi)

I like the idea of using Master Password, and I don't mind typing it every now and then.

What I am wondering however, is why doesn't the prompt actually tell the user, which site or feature of FF is trying to access the credentials?

Just to clarify, I've already seen it answered that FF Sync can cause password to be asked some time after start up and that there are workaround such as disabling Sync or forcing it to prompt right after start up, this question is not about that. Its about not having some indicator to what is asking the access to credentials in the first place, be it sync or the site you're on.

Asked by Allu2 3 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 iminyaka edlule