Firefox Won’t Remember / Save Passwords For AutoComplete – How To Fix It?

December 12th, 2010

Settings The Firefox To Remember Password And ID Permanently for Always Auto-Complete

Firefox web browser is one of the best browsers. As we know there are lots of features in this browser, lets that is now look at another one of its innumerable features. Firefox web browser contains an inbuilt feature which is password manager.

Password manager feature saves and stores usernames, passwords and other information to auto-fill or auto-complete the signing up process or any logon text fields, which will help the users when they visit the website for the next time.

On the other hand, both the Firefox version 2 plus Firefox version 3, are incapable or did not really prompt of offer the user an option to memorize and save the password. Hence Firefox would not store up the password and information for AutoFill or AutoComplete.

We have found the work around with “Save Password Bookmarklet” which compels the Firefox to remember and save the ID and password on the websites which are using.

The “AutoComplete=Off” setting can also be tweaked to initiate browser to save the common fields.

However, the bookmarklet which is based on JavaScript has to be run and activated each and every time when user needs Firefox to prompt choice to remember password, or else it would not allow the password saving on the web sites.

Additionally, some user might even show their dissatisfaction by saying that the hack provided for bookmarklet doesn’t works correctly in Firefox version 3, to compel Firefox browser to store and save the password and ID.

Now here is one more trick to make Firefox disregard all turned off or stopped AutoComplete requests by the websites like Yahoo!, PayPal, email service providers, Internet Banking service providers, and some of the other protected sites.

Due to this security measure, the browser will offer the user with an option to remember or save the ID and password temporarily. For a second time, the hack merely works on that websites which uses the “AutoComplete=Off” type of parameter to stop the ID and password saving characteristic in web browser.

You have to go to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components file folder, after that edit the file named as “nsLoginManager.js”. This enables the user to Auto Complete password and ID on all websites or on all the web pages, regardless to the setting of the respective websites.

Then locate the given code lines (locate around the line 725 to 727 in Firefox version 3). Here you have to comment out the lines by using the simple codes // (the double slash) where the lines begin. Basically, you will be converting those code lines as mere statements or text by using the double slash.

Follow the code lines given below

Before;

if (element && element.hasAttribute (“autocomplete”) &&
element.getAttribute (“autocomplete”).toLowerCase() == “off”)
return true;

After;

// if (element && element.hasAttribute(”autocomplete”) &&
// element.getAttribute(”autocomplete”).toLowerCase() == “off”)
// return true;

As soon as the editing ends, save file and then restart your Firefox browser. Now all the passwords are saved along with ID.

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  1. February 10th, 2012 at 14:06 | #1

    This doesn’t work anymore, as of Firefox 4 or thereabouts.
    Skip over to my blog post for a SIMPLE fix – http://benryanau.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/making-firefox-remember-passwords-solution-ff-9-0-1/
    cheers

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