How should I be using keychain access?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whatdoitypehere, May 9, 2009.

  1. whatdoitypehere macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Hi, I am very new to macs. I've never used OSX before about a week ago, but I am picking up on it well (I've used GNU/Linux for almost ten years so I know my way around an operating system).

    But I don't really think keychain access is working as it should...It's hard to explain. I mean, the way I understand it, shouldn't it be saving the passwords I type into Safari and auto-filling them? Because it only auto-fills some passwords. Paypal autofills, but my bank's website doesn't, and even this forum doesn't autofill. I have to type in my password every time I visit.

    Is this working as intended? Is there a way I can get Safari or Keychain to fill in all passwords for me automatically?

    This is leopard on an iMac G5 iSight model. I did a fresh install like a week ago.

    Sorry if my question is vague but that's the best I can do with the amount I understand.
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I mostly use Firefox and it mostly remembers form fields when I have it set to. There can be exceptions though depending on the way the site is programmed. Mac Rumors does remember though. In Safari, when you go to Preferences > AutoFill, do you have it set to autofill usernames and passwords? Also click the edit button in case there have been some exceptions set.

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