WinXP+Firefox in 3 computers - Inconsistent behavior

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  1. atferrari

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    Two PCs and one laptop, all running WinXP SP3 and the last version of Firefox.

    To open the same page (access to my webmail):

    One shows immediately the user name and the password.

    The other waits for a click on the textbox and suggests the user name. Once inserted, the password is inserted as well.

    The third, just does nothing. I have to type everything.

    Tired of looking for wrongly tweaked settings I reinstalled Firefox, to no avail. Everything stays the same.
     
  2. JohnInTX

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    This page describes the about: URL in Firefox. Typing about:config for the URL gets a huge page of config info. Check it and others for differences in stored passwords etc.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. atferrari

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    Gracias for replying, John. Could you show exactly what to type, please?

    "about:config" besides starting with a warning, shows just a long list.

    Discovered "about:about" but still do not know what to do.
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    Have a look at the preferences of firefox.
    Under the security tab, you will find the posibility to save the paswords.

    [​IMG]

    Bertus
     
  5. atferrari

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    I've been there as per the FF's help to no avail.

    Thanks for replying.
     
  6. JohnInTX

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    De nada! Sorry, but I don't know all of the setups that well. I pointed out 'about' as a starting place. The only time I used it was to clear up a disappearing drop-down window problem and getting it to restart on the home page instead of all of the open tabs from a previous session. That was after hitting the Mozilla support forum. I did find that it was the only way I could solve my problems as the standard setup dialog didn't work for me either. Sometimes F/F can be a little flakey.

    Try posting your question on the Mozilla support forum if you can't find it already answered as I did.

    Good luck!
     
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