Why doesn't Firefox on Ubuntu fill in passwords on forms?

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 05:10:14 UTC 2009


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
> 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


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