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Post Posted August 17th, 2019, 12:55 pm

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Noticed recently that on launch FF asks for MPW. In the past it only asked initially when going to a site where a login was required.

Did I miss something?


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Post Posted August 17th, 2019, 4:04 pm

Are you using a Firefox Account? Like for Sync and other Mozilla / Firefox services.


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Post Posted August 18th, 2019, 9:42 am

the-edmeister wrote:Are you using a Firefox Account? Like for Sync and other Mozilla / Firefox services.


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No

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Post Posted August 18th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Did you try Safe Mode in case an extension is causing it?

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Post Posted August 19th, 2019, 7:30 am

dickvl wrote:Did you try Safe Mode in case an extension is causing it?


Does not happen in safe mode. Will post if I figure out which extension.


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Post Posted August 19th, 2019, 7:49 am

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No joy. Disabled all extensions manually and issue remains. Will check when I have time with a blank profile.

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Post Posted August 20th, 2019, 11:25 am



I understand that. If I don't enter a MPW when I launch FF I will be asked to do so if I go to Saved Logins. However that does not answer the question of why I am asked for my MPW when I launch FF which opens in a blank page.

Must be something in my profile since it also happens with beta and Nightly which use identical profiles.

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Post Posted August 20th, 2019, 4:26 pm

This was always the case for me. If I have MPW on FF then on every launch of FF I have to enter the password. The popup always shows after a couple of seconds. I thought that was normal. Maybe it is, and you not having it until now was not normal? Got me.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2019, 2:01 am

do you still have the hotfix update intermediate xpi installed? then uninstall please.

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2019, 9:32 am

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Have it. Is there a way to uninstall other than simply deleting it from my profile?

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2019, 10:19 am

i think the easiest way is to open profilefolder\extensions and delete it. it wont come back as the issue was fixed with 65.0.4.

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2019, 12:03 pm

Brummelchen wrote:i think the easiest way is to open profilefolder\extensions and delete it. it wont come back as the issue was fixed with 65.0.4.

That did it. Thank you.

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