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ibewlu

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Post Posted May 6th, 2020, 7:38 am

I don't have a master password set, but when I want to copy a password for a website, FF75 asks for a password which is my PC logon. I checked about:config security.ask_for_password and it is set to 0 - how to fix this?
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

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Post Posted May 6th, 2020, 9:10 am

New feature: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/lockwise-password-authentication-prompt

There's a preference to turn this off temporarily: signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled

In general, it's better to use a Master Password than rely on the OS Auth feature. See: https://support.mozilla.org/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins

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Post Posted May 6th, 2020, 9:39 am

Thanks Jscher2000, it's working just fine now. Firefox needs to back off, their attitude seems to be that they think we are too stupid to take care of things like this.
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

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Post Posted May 7th, 2020, 11:30 pm

As the earlier post alludes to, this setting is temporary and planned to be removed: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1626778

Please report your objections to doing so, though there doesn't seem to be much transparency about how these decisions are arrived at or if user feedback is incorporated at all...

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Post Posted May 8th, 2020, 4:27 am

I have expressed my feelings with support feedback, but as you said, they usually do their own desires and ignore the user.
It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

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Post Posted May 9th, 2020, 10:35 am

I have a similar problem. I updated Firefox and when I went to look up a password using the eye, it asked for my Firefox password.
I never had to use it so I have no idea what it is.
I had to use restore point to be able to see them.
How do I find out what my Firefox password is when I update Firefox?
Thank you in advance.

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Post Posted May 9th, 2020, 10:44 am

It's the operating system password.
Did you read this ?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/lo ... ion-prompt
#KeepFightingMichael and Alex.

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Post Posted May 9th, 2020, 10:46 am

mightyglydd wrote:It's the operating system password.
Did you read this ?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/lo ... ion-prompt


Yes, I did. It didn't tell me how to find my OS password.

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Post Posted May 9th, 2020, 10:48 am

How do you sign-in to your computer ?
#KeepFightingMichael and Alex.

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Post Posted May 9th, 2020, 11:22 am

mightyglydd wrote:How do you sign-in to your computer ?

Thanks. I didn't know they were the same. I feel like a dummy now. ](*,)

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Post Posted May 9th, 2020, 2:40 pm

mjazzguitar wrote:I feel like a dummy now. ](*,)

What, to think that would be the last thing a browser should be asking for...nah :P
#KeepFightingMichael and Alex.

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Post Posted May 15th, 2020, 2:13 pm

Not sure if there will be a 76.0.2 build, but I would think there would if the feature is causing failures and has been disabled.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1636511 Disable the OS authentication prompt from about:logins due to abnormally high failure rate
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