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Old 03-06-2009, 04:37 PM
David Karr
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

When I've used Firefox on Windows, when I go to a page that corresponding to an entry in my passwords list, I believe it filled in the login name & passwords fields with the data stored in my passwords list.* I've noticed recently after using Ubuntu regularly for a couple of months that Firefox never does this anymore (I don't have an easily available WIndows box right now to validate the previous behavior).* Is this expected behavior?

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Old 03-06-2009, 05:05 PM
Matthew Flaschen
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

David Karr wrote:
> When I've used Firefox on Windows, when I go to a page that corresponding to
> an entry in my passwords list, I believe it filled in the login name &
> passwords fields with the data stored in my passwords list. I've noticed
> recently after using Ubuntu regularly for a couple of months that Firefox
> never does this anymore (I don't have an easily available WIndows box right
> now to validate the previous behavior). Is this expected behavior?

No. Try creating a new Firefox profile, and see if that makes a difference.

Matt Flaschen

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Old 03-07-2009, 02:04 AM
James Takac
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

Hi

On Saturday 07 March 2009 03:37:43 David Karr wrote:
> When I've used Firefox on Windows, when I go to a page that corresponding
> to an entry in my passwords list, I believe it filled in the login name &
> passwords fields with the data stored in my passwords list. I've noticed
> recently after using Ubuntu regularly for a couple of months that Firefox
> never does this anymore (I don't have an easily available WIndows box right
> now to validate the previous behavior). Is this expected behavior?

Have you installed the "Ubuntu Firefox modifications" via synaptic? I'm sure
it's a plugin that handles this aspect but not sure which one

James

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Old 03-07-2009, 02:13 AM
Matthew Flaschen
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

James Takac wrote:
> Have you installed the "Ubuntu Firefox modifications" via synaptic? I'm sure
> it's a plugin that handles this aspect but not sure which one

No, it's built-in to core Firefox.

Matt Flaschen

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Old 03-07-2009, 03:41 AM
Chris Mohler
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 11:37 AM, David Karr <davidmichaelkarr@gmail.com> wrote:
> When I've used Firefox on Windows, when I go to a page that corresponding to
> an entry in my passwords list, I believe it filled in the login name &
> passwords fields with the data stored in my passwords list.* I've noticed
> recently after using Ubuntu regularly for a couple of months that Firefox
> never does this anymore (I don't have an easily available WIndows box right
> now to validate the previous behavior).* Is this expected behavior?

In short: no. I can access most sites with stored passwords using
Ubuntu 8.10 and FF3. There are exceptions though - notably Paypal.

Creating a new profile is a reasonable suggestion...

Chris

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Old 03-07-2009, 03:58 AM
Matthew Flaschen
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

Chris Mohler wrote:
> In short: no. I can access most sites with stored passwords using
> Ubuntu 8.10 and FF3. There are exceptions though - notably Paypal.

That's deliberate. PayPal has autocomplete="off" set on the field. See
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=245333 , where Mozilla says
they will not provide a preference to ignore that attribute to avoid
pissing off the banks. However, there are addons to do it, such as
https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/forms.html#remember_password and
http://www.smart-roadster-club.de/off-topic/mozilla/extensions/activate-autocomplete/,
and hacks like
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=969285&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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Old 03-07-2009, 04:10 AM
James Takac
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

Hi

On Saturday 07 March 2009 14:58:36 Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Chris Mohler wrote:
> > In short: no. I can access most sites with stored passwords using
> > Ubuntu 8.10 and FF3. There are exceptions though - notably Paypal.
>
> That's deliberate. PayPal has autocomplete="off" set on the field. See
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=245333 , where Mozilla says
> they will not provide a preference to ignore that attribute to avoid
> pissing off the banks. However, there are addons to do it, such as
> https://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/forms.html#remember_password and
> http://www.smart-roadster-club.de/off-topic/mozilla/extensions/activate-aut
>ocomplete/, and hacks like
> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=969285&start=0&st=0&sk=t
>&sd=a
>
> Matt Flaschen


That would actually be a security feature least anyone with access to your pc
could login as you to their site using the autocomplete feature

James

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Old 03-07-2009, 05:00 AM
Chris Mohler
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 10:58 PM, Matthew Flaschen
<matthew.flaschen@gatech.edu> wrote:
> Chris Mohler wrote:
>> In short: no. *I can access most sites with stored passwords using
>> Ubuntu 8.10 and FF3. There are exceptions though - notably Paypal.
>
> That's deliberate.

Yes I know - just thought it worth mentioning in regard to the OP's
question. ie, "out of the box" password completion *should* work for
most sites, but there are exceptions. I sense a deeper problem than
autocomplete=0.

Chris

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Old 03-07-2009, 06:15 AM
Matthew Flaschen
 
Default Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

James Takac wrote:
> That would actually be a security feature least anyone with access to your pc
> could login as you to their site using the autocomplete feature

Except of course that Firefox master password prevents people from
stealing your passwords. All you have to do is close Firefox before
leaving the computer.

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