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Firefox Password Manager

by dulamodon / December 14, 2004 12:23 AM PST

Why does Firefox's password manager work on some sites but not others? For example, when my bank's login screen appears and I fill in the name and password, password manager does not ask whether I want to remember the name and password. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Firefox Password Manager
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 12:34 AM PST

You may be expecting that software have no bugs or things that don't work write (right).

Yes, it does that...

Bob

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Another method...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2005 10:28 AM PDT

I looked it over again and even with AUTOCOMPLETE off, you can use Mozilla's feature in Tools, Form Manager to save filled in values and to retrieve such.

Nice touch, but you have to dig deeper.

Bob

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autocomplete=
by robm42 / February 19, 2005 7:52 AM PST

If you look at the HTML source of the web pages that don't automatically fill in, you'll probably see that they are specifying 'autocomplete="off"' in the input tags for those fields. This is your bank looking out for you. Happy It is a tag especially designed to turn off things like the password manager, and Firefox is quite correct to support it (it is not a bug, as the previous poster implied). However, it would be nice if Firefox had a feature to disable recognition of this tag. Maybe there is an extension that will do it; try searching the Firefox extensions page.

Hope this helps,

-Rob

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