Firefox – How to force Firefox to remember a password

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There are a couple of sites that I use (off the top of my head, the Xbox Live portal and del.icio.us) for which Firefox will not offer to remember my password. Any ideas on how to force Firefox to recognize the username/password fields for these pages?

EDIT: My primary laptop is Windows, but I believe I've seen the same behavior for these sites on my MacBook as well. Also, these sites are not in my Exceptions list.

Best Answer

  • Make a bookmark with the following code. You click on the bookmark before you login to a site. Firefox will now allow you to save the password. Any Microsoft property won't allow you to save the password.

    javascript:(function(){var%20ca,cea,cs,df,dfe,i,j,x,y;function%20n(i,what){return%20i+"%20"+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%20autocomplete=off%20from%20"+n(ca,"form")+"%20and%20from%20"+n(cea,"form%20element")+",%20and%20removed%20onsubmit%20from%20"+n(cs,"form")+".%20After%20you%20type%20your%20password%20and%20submit%20the%20form,%20the%20browser%20will%20offer%20to%20remember%20your%20password.")})();