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i have a problem with Firefox autocomplete in login forms. When i enter a password and a username for the first time it asks me if i want to remember them, i click on "remember" and it saves the data, but when i log out and then return to the login page it shows me nothing. The password is autocompleted only after i enter the username. Is there a way to do the autocomplete immediately like in any other browser?

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migrated from Jan 29 '10 at 13:39

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Not entirely what you're asking for, but I really recommend using Lastpass for you password managing.

Works great on Firefox AND Google Chrome and it will share you're passwords among browsers and computers

Here's the extension link for Firefox and a feature overview:

LastPass is the last password you will ever need. It allows you to:

  • Create strong passwords, knowing you only have to remember one.
  • Automatically fill out forms to save you time
  • Log into your favorite sites with a single click
  • Access and manage your data from multiple computers seamlessly
  • Share logins with friends and let others share logins with you
  • Use One Time Passwords, and a Screen Keyboard to help keep you safe while on the road.
  • Supports IE as well, so if you switch browsers you're always in sync, as well as when you switch computers
  • Supports Opera, Google Chrome, Safari, iPhone, Opera Mini, via Bookmarklets
  • Supports importing passwords from other password managers such as Roboform, Keepass, PasswordSafe, MyPasswordSafe, Sxipper, TurboPasswords, PassPack, Firefox and IE's built in password manager
  • Exporting your data always available in plugin and the website, even back to Firefox.
  • In windows, helps you recover lost passwords stored on your computer
  • Capture passwords that other password managers will not capture like those done in AJAX logins, and multi-step logins like Bank Of America, and frustrating sites like ING bank using the 'Save All Entered Data' feature.
  • Make moving to a new computer or using multiple computers much easier
  • Works with any platform that has Firefox
  • Mobile access at
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wow, last pass is nice!! – studiohack Apr 21 '10 at 22:26

If this only occurs on certain websites, it may be that these websites specify that auto-complete is disabled. By default, Firefox obeys. There is, however, a workaround, and a Greasemonkey script.

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@sblair: It behaves like this in every site, it must be a setting of the browser bu i can't understand which is. – Ivo Flipse Jan 29 '10 at 13:50
@Ivo How do you know it behaves like this on every site? It's not clear either way from the question... – sblair Jan 29 '10 at 22:03
He posten it as an answer, which I added as a comment here... – Ivo Flipse Jan 30 '10 at 10:07

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