Safari Password Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GoodGameGolfer, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. GoodGameGolfer macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2013
    New Apple user here. I just bought an iMac for home use after being a lifetime Windows user and have been spending the past couple days getting familiar with things. One of the things I noticed when poking around was that in Safari>Preferences>Passwords that there's already a long list of websites I've only previously visited on my old Windows box and their associated passwords. I was wondering how Safari got access to them since I haven't made any transfers or connections between these two computers.

    Could it be from when I downloaded the Chrome browser and logged on to my Google account? I don't think this would have anything to do with the same router I've been using, would it?

    Nothing critical here, just wondering?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yep... Chrome uses OS X Keychain to store passwords, so Safari will see them from that Keychain list.

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