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I've set a master password for Firefox. When Firefox starts, it strangely opens two separate password request windows. When I type in the master password and hit enter, Firefox opens without problems, but the other password request window stays there. I simply close it but it's annoying. Why are there 2 windows as it's enough to type the password once? I've upgraded Firefox from 3.5.5 to 3.5.6 but the problem remains. Any comments?


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The latest news from this issue can be followed from the related Mozilla Support Forum.

The problem re-emerged when I downgraded Firefox from v4 to v3.6.16. Then the new version (3.6.17) was released, I upgraded to that version, and the problem was solved.

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Do you have just one tab opening on Firefox? –  admintech Dec 21 '09 at 15:19
    
Yes, a blank tab opens when I open Firefox. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Dec 21 '09 at 15:21
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I've only had this happen when updating a component that tries to open a "what's new" page on restart, or sometimes Xmarks (Foxmarks) being too eager. Seems like you're not alone though, so I'd keep an eye on this thread: support.mozilla.com/… –  MetalMikester Dec 21 '09 at 15:59
    
I've had this happen when multiple tabs are opened on startup, and several of them require a password. Ganesh's answer seems to be a fix for that one. –  ℝaphink Jan 6 '10 at 11:52
    
The problem seems to vanish on Firefox 3.6. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Jan 26 '10 at 9:44

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A possible workaround is to use: Startup Master - A Firefox Addon.

The issue may be that some addon is trying to access a site for which you have saved your login credentials in the password manager. Hence when it tries to access the site, it prompts for a password. (may be 2 addons doing that the same time)

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Its not related to Weave as I also have the same problem but I do not use weave. –  phaedrus Jan 4 '10 at 18:39
    
As per what I know, everytime firefox encounters a website for which it has credentials stored, it will popup a master password box. You can simulate it by starting firefox & open Orkut & Facebook in two separate tabs. –  Ganesh R. Jan 5 '10 at 4:46
    
Startup Master was a good workaround. I've set this as the accepted answer. However, the problem was gone after updating Firefox to version 3.6+. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Mar 28 '11 at 10:46

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