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Remembered signins and passwords

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In Firefox, under "tools > Options >Security", there is a list of remembered logins and passwords.

When signing into a new location, it used to ask me if I wanted it to remember the signin and the password. It stopped doing that.

In particular, when Yahoo installed its new email and groups package (which by the way stinks), the Firefox utility forgot my sign in particulars, and stopped asking me.

How do I enable that?

Or should I not?

I do have AVG security installed.
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Question by:NormaPosy
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Rich Rumble earned 400 total points
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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/963627
Sometimes sites use Javascript to tell the browser to not-remember those details, there is a plugin for FF to ignore that: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/remember-passwords/
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I don't know that any suggestions in links so far have addressed the question yet. It seems to me that the 'Remember signon/password' function needs to be re-enabled. If so, try this:

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In the address bar, enter or paste [ about:config ]. That should open the list of preferences.

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In the Search box, enter or paste [ remember ]. As you type, the list will narrow until only a few are left.

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Look for the [ signon.rememberSignons ] preference. If the value is "false", double-click the preference to toggle between "false" and "true". Close the tab to save.That should re-enable the feature.
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Check my first link again :) The second link would apply to sites like Yahoo/Gmail who use the
autocomplete="off" FF HTML markup

-rich
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by:NormaPosy
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Rich: Thank You. Your second link seems to have fixed it. As I said, that used to be installed here, though I didn't know what it was till today. Then it abruptly vanished.

tliotta: I followed your steps, only to discover that the signon preference was already set to "true". But you deserve some points anyway, since I didn't know about the access route to get at it.

It isn't obvious how to dig down and get at some stuff. I'm glad somebody knows.
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