Firefox doesn't save password on certain pages.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Halvard, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Halvard macrumors regular

    Halvard

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    Everytime I come to my school, I have to log in to use the internet.
    When I type the username and password and press login, the "Remember password" doesn't come up. But the username is remembered, so when I type "H" (The first letter in my username) my username is in the drop down menu.
    When I press arrow down and enter, I also have to type my password. It doesn't autofill out like this website and other that I use.

    Is that a setting I can change to make it save the password on this page too?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Which version of Firefox do you have? Does the site in question have a "remember me" checkbox (like MacRumors Forums has at the log in page)? You may have noticed that Firefox doesn't remember your username and password on sites that do this for you (again, MR Forums is a perfect example). It also sometimes doesn't offer to remember if the site saves your username only, but not always. Needless to say I find this frustrating too.
     
  3. jive turkey macrumors 6502

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    I don't know the reason, but there are some pages that Firefox just won't remember the info on. I have a few like that and all the tinkering and reseting (even trying a new profile) wouldn't fix it.
     
  4. Halvard thread starter macrumors regular

    Halvard

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    On pages like macrumors there are a "pop-up" in firefox telling me to a) remember passoword, b) not now and c) Never remember password for this web page.

    There are also a checkbox that I check to autologin whenever I visit the site.

    But on my school network that "pop-up" doesn't come up, and there are no checkbox for automaticly change.
    I googled it and found something I could do in a folder. But that was for PC and I couldn't find it :/
     
  5. Pravius macrumors regular

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    Some sites I believe are programmed to not let the browser save the password for security reasons.
     
  6. cbronfman macrumors 6502

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    Many are. One of my credit card companies just increased security and FF no longer can enter my PW; my user name is retained. My banks have never allowed either to be retained. I would expect that to be increasingly the norm as institutions struggle to prevent hacking. Just think, if someone stole your computer and could gain access to the school - they could access a lot of information (not only yours). While it's a pain, it's also in your interest.
     
  7. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Yes, some sites can "turn off" the browser's offer to remember a password. This can be bypassed in Firefox however. While at the login page, before entering your login info, paste the following javascript into the address bar and press enter:
    Code:
    javascript:(function(){var ca,cea,cs,df,dfe,i,j,x,y;function n(i,what){return i+" "+what+((i==1)?"":"s")}ca=cea=cs=0;df=document.forms;for(i=0;i<df.length;++i){x=df[i];dfe=x.elements;if(x.onsubmit){x.onsubmit="";++cs;}if(x.attributes["autocomplete"]){x.attributes["autocomplete"].value="on";++ca;}for(j=0;j<dfe.length;++j){y=dfe[j];if(y.attributes["autocomplete"]){y.attributes["autocomplete"].value="on";++cea;}}}alert("Removed autocomplete=off from "+n(ca,"form")+" and from "+n(cea,"form element")+", and removed onsubmit from "+n(cs,"form")+". After you type your password and submit the form, the browser will offer to remember your password.")})();
    You should then receive an alert that Firefox will offer to remember your password on login.

    I hope that works for you!
     
  8. Halvard thread starter macrumors regular

    Halvard

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    Haha sweet it worked! :D
    Thanks so so much! ^^
     
  9. Tony407 macrumors newbie

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    I pasted the javascript line into my address bar as instructed, but it didn't change anything. Is there something else to this?

    Tony
     

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