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Old 09-14-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
sirjohn57
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Firefox will not save my yahoo log in name


I have Ubuntu 9.04 with Firefox 3.4.14. It has stopped saving my yahoo log-in. Even when I click the "remember me" box when I close firefox and re-open it I have to log back in every time. This has been goin on for about a month and I have searched forums and questions both here and at Firefox, could someone help me with this?
 
Old 09-14-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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I have the same thing here - Yahoo is the only site that FF can't save the user's log-in.
-> it's fine on just about everything else that I log-into, But *not* yahoo.

I get the impression that it may be the Yahoo <security> site itself, that is the problem.

I have the same thing in M$ land, too, so it's not because this box is running a Linux O/S.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 09:10 AM   #3
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sirjohn57,

just to make sure FF is prepared to keep the passwords, try check:

Edit --> Preferences --> Security --> tick on "Remember passwords for sites"

Edit --> Preferences --> Privacy --> tick the box on "Accept third party cookies"

also see and untick (don't check) the box at the bottom Private Data "Always clear my private data..."

So far Firefox 3.04 in all my machines faithfully remember passwords.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 09:31 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by pierre2 View Post
I have the same thing here - Yahoo is the only site that FF can't save the user's log-in.
-> it's fine on just about everything else that I log-into, But *not* yahoo.

I get the impression that it may be the Yahoo <security> site itself, that is the problem.

I have the same thing in M$ land, too, so it's not because this box is running a Linux O/S.
This is true, but there are ways around the problem. This site: http://http://www.mydigitallife.info...cure-websites/ suggests that there is a way around it by running the following code in the address bar prior to filling out the password form. It over-rides the web page request to web browsers NOT to remember the passwords.

Directions: Enter the javascript code into the address bar, hit enter, fill out info, tell FF to remember your password, ???, profit.

Code:
javascript:(function(){var ca,cea,cs,df,dfe,i,j,x,y;function n(i,what){return i+" "+what+((i==1)?"":"s")}ca=cea=cs=0;df=document.forms;for(i=0;i<df.length;++i){x=df[i];dfe=x.elements;if(x.onsubmit){x.onsubmit="";++cs;}if(x.attributes["autocomplete"]){x.attributes["autocomplete"].value="on";++ca;}for(j=0;j<dfe.length;++j){y=dfe[j];if(y.attributes["autocomplete"]){y.attributes["autocomplete"].value="on";++cea;}}}alert("Removed autocomplete=off from "+n(ca,"form")+" and from "+n(cea,"form element")+", and removed onsubmit from "+n(cs,"form")+". After you type your password and submit the form, the browser will offer to remember your password.")})();
 
  


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