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Old 11-20-2020, 07:53 AM   #1
taylorkh
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Firefox preferences bookmark issue


I have asked this question on the Firefox forum but have not received any response yet.

CentOS Linux 7 finally upgraded FF 68esr to FF 82esr. Of course this had to break something. For years I have had a bookmark to
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about:config?filter=signon.rememberSignoabout:config?filter=signon.rememberSignons
This allowed me to easily toggle on or off the prompt for my master password when I browsed a site for which I had stored credentials. This bookmark no longer works. It takes me to the generic about:config page but does not fill in the setting which I am looking for. Is there a way to fix this?

I used to have some sort of addon or other feature which allowed me to only unlock my saved credentials when I wanted to logon to a site. When that broke or went away I found the about:config setting and created a bookmark to it. Being prompted to unlock my stored credentials every time I hit a site for which I have credentials is very annoying. Leaving my credentials file unlocked is a security concern.

Any advice would be appreciated.

TIA,

Ken

Update - I received an answer over at mozillazine.org. The correct syntax for a bookmark to a filtered preference seems to be:
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chrome://global/content/config.xhtml?filter=signon.rememberSignons
Why FF does not save a correct bookmark when I am on the desired page... I have no idea. However, I am good to go for a couple of years again (I hope)

Ken

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