homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.227.67.175
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Subscribe to WebmasterWorld

Home / Forums Index / Browsers / Firefox Browser Usage and Support
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: incrediBILL

Firefox Browser Usage and Support Forum

    
3.6.12 Forgetting Passwords - What's Happened?
HuskyPup




msg:4230634
 6:17 pm on Nov 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

I switched on my Win Vista with Firefox 3.6.12 this morning and it's forgotten some of my regularly used passwords for sites such as AdSense, Britannica and Statcounter yet WebmasterWorld and others seem unaffected.

I've not done anything, nothing new added or deleted, therefore anyone with any ideas as to what may have happened?

 

incrediBILL




msg:4230658
 6:39 pm on Nov 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Did you go into Tools->Options->Security->Saved Passwords and click "Show Passwords" to see if they're physically missing or not?

I had an odd thing like that happen the other day and it was the auto-fill feature, not the passwords, messing up. Sometimes hitting reload did the trick, others I had to hit the down arrow in the user ID field to trigger the password.

Also, watch your status bar, passwords to seem to auto-fill only after the page is fully loaded and functional. If something is stopping the page from completing, it could impact the appearance of passwords.

Let me know if you figure it out.

HuskyPup




msg:4230684
 7:33 pm on Nov 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Did you go into Tools->Options->Security->Saved Passwords and click "Show Passwords" to see if they're physically missing or not?


Empty, not a thing!

This is strange, I'm logged-in to WebmasterWorld yet there's no password...now I'm puzzled.

I've just tried logging-in to Statcounter again and no autofill for the password however the user name is there.

Everything was working ok yesterday.

incrediBILL




msg:4230685
 7:41 pm on Nov 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Sounds like it's time to restore a backup of that file, assuming you have one.

HuskyPup




msg:4230689
 7:42 pm on Nov 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ok...problem resolved with a re-boot!

All passwords have returned therefore what could have caused that?

incrediBILL




msg:4230734
 9:18 pm on Nov 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

If the password file was locked by another file (perhaps the previous version of the software?) and couldn't be unlocked, or a DB server task was down, or something of that nature. Rebooting resets all the file locks and resets all background tasks.

Rebooting is easily one of my first "go-to" fixes before I start digging into other potential causes.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Browsers / Firefox Browser Usage and Support
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved