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Retaining Passwords?

TonyV
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Retaining Passwords?

When using FireFox 3.0.5, and I have to use a password to sign in to particular sites, like this one, for instance, how do I get the "Do you want this Password stored/remembered on this computer?" to come up allowing me to be selective about which ones I want saved on the machine? At the moment I have to write every password in each time I log in to a site.
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TonyV
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James
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

Hi Tony,
Go to Tools -> Options -> Security -> Passwords -> Remember passwords for sites.
TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

Jameseh, that is already checked, but it doesn't seem to be very effective, unless I have to nominate the various sites I want remembering! I hasten to add I am on XP SP3.
TonyV
James
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

Strange.  It works for me on the same setup.
TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?


Jameseh, Maybe what I'll do is to clear it of all passwords and see if the warning window come up again. It could be that when I first registered, I told it not to remember the Password, and it has said "OK, I'll not add any more!".
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TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

Tried that but it made no difference. Oh! well, I'll have to write them in each and every time. (That could be a pain!)
TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

Have you tried deselecting that option hitting apply and the selecting it?
Worked for me in the past.

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TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

adiewoo
I have tried that may times, and again just now with a re-start after each change, still no good. There is no option coming up to save a particular password. Maybe I have to go for a re-install of Firefox and all that that implies. The strange thing is it remembers the login name, but not the password.
TonyV
TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

I have even changed the cookie preference to accept third party cookies just in case. But no!
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

It appears that when you first visit a site Firefox will ask you whether you want to:-

  • never remember for this site

  • not this time

  • Remember


It never offers to remember https sites.

TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

axisofevil
May be that is where the problem is. It just seems a wee bit silly if it says it will remember passwords, when, if what you say is right, it will only remember some!! Depending on which type of address it is looking at.
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TonyV
PS. I have run a few checks and it seems that every address I type in as www.---.--, it ends up as http:// which suggests that passwords will not be saved on any site I visit. Strange!
TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

I've taken the easy option and un-installed FireFox. That at least clears the problem. I was trying it again but have to admit it is not the most comfortable of browsers to use. To view some sites I had to adjust the Java settings then revert back to see other sites. What with that and the password problem I decided that I can get by better with IE7. FireFox may be marginally faser than IE7, IE7 has far less aggravation.
TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

I don't think I've ever had problems with Firefox (with the exception of Java - 64 bit Java is a very new thing).
On my Windows XP laptop (only used occasionally) I've deleted all IE shortcuts.
Firefox runs perfectly on a 32 bit machine.
On those occasions where M$ force me to use their browser, I find it slow, difficult and cumbersome.

TonyV
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

axisofevil
One site in particular where there is a problem in FireFox is the PC Advisor site. The outside "margin" of the page always comes solid blue with the information contained underneath it. The way to get rid of it is to go into Tools/Options/then the third tab along and un-check the Java script option. But, as I say, if you go to other sites, often they won't open properly until you revert back on the Java scripting option.
I find that IE7 performs pretty well for me and I rarely have any problems with it. I have tried FireFox in various manifestations, and always gone back to IE. MNay be it's a question of "Better the Devil .........."
TonyV
pierre_pierre
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Re: Retaining Passwords?

cant see the difference you mentioned, except my ie hasnt the mesh advert