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Old 09-10-2009, 04:14 AM   #1
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How to start Firefox and auto-login to LQ?


Hello

Is it possible to start Firefox (3.5.2) and automatically log in to LQ?

I've got FF set up to remember my LQ username and password but it does not automatically log me in when I open an LQ bookmark; I have to start entering my username then FF offers it in a drop down list (of one item); once I've selected my username FF autofills my password and then I can click the Login button.

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Old 09-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #2
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linuxquestions has a "remember me" option (a checkbox) when logging in. Use this one, it works fine for me
 
Old 09-10-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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Hi,

I don't use form filling and "remember me" options but FF's native password manager. Works fine but you need to press OK/Enter to log in to LQ anyway . No typing needed at all.
 
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I really don't understand what's wrong with the "remember me" option. By using this, you'll have to log in only once. Then, even if you turn off your PC, the next time you'll visit linuxquestions with the same PC, you'll find you already logged in. no need to type anything else
 
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I really don't understand what's wrong with the "remember me" option. By using this, you'll have to log in only once. Then, even if you turn off your PC, the next time you'll visit linuxquestions with the same PC, you'll find you already logged in. no need to type anything else
It doesn't work for me, probably because FF is configured to keep cookies only until "I close Firefox".
 
Old 09-11-2009, 05:55 AM   #6
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Hi,

I don't use form filling and "remember me" options but FF's native password manager. Works fine but you need to press OK/Enter to log in to LQ anyway . No typing needed at all.
That's what I'm trying to do but FF doesn't automatically complete my username. I just checked FF's remembered passwords and found it had two for LQ, one with an http URL and one with an https URL. Deleted them both and will post back results.
 
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It doesn't work for me, probably because FF is configured to keep cookies only until "I close Firefox".
I don't accept any cookies except those that I've added an exception for. You can do this in Edit > Preferences > Privacy. Change Firefox will: from Remember history to Use Custom Settings for History, then click on exceptions, and add www.linuxquestions.org to the Allow list. This way, all other cookies will be removed except LQ's, allowing you to be remembered by LQ.
 
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I don't accept any cookies except those that I've added an exception for. You can do this in Edit > Preferences > Privacy. Change Firefox will: from Remember history to Use Custom Settings for History, then click on exceptions, and add www.linuxquestions.org to the Allow list. This way, all other cookies will be removed except LQ's, allowing you to be remembered by LQ.
Thanks pwc101 (wondering why I didn't think of that myself )
 
  


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