Don't show Master Password dialogs (or autofill) upon page load if a MP is set




Password Manager
3 years ago
a month ago


(Reporter: phlsa, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 2 bugs)

38 Branch
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(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [passwords:master-password])

The timing when the (modal!) master password prompt appears is seemingly arbitrary. The user is prompted once per session, but sometimes that prompt happens directly on startup, sometimes a few minutes later and sometimes only when actually filling a password (even then the timing is bad since it appears before the page is even loaded).

We should find a way to make that behavior more predictable
Mistakenly filed against Firefox 38 and should be instead 38 Branch. Sorry for the spam. dkl
Version: Firefox 38 → 38 Branch


3 years ago
Blocks: 570421
This is currently set for Platform Mac OS, but I am pretty sure it's the same under Windows. Change to all?
I'm going to morph this bug to cover the case where Sync is not setup.

We should either:
A) not autofill on page load and require the user to use the autocomplete dropdown or context menu
B) not autofill for background tabs, wait until the tab becomes focused. We can use the visibilitychange event for this.
Component: Security → Password Manager
OS: Mac OS X → All
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: Master password prompt appears seemingly arbitrary → Don't show Master Password dialogs (or autofill) upon page load if a MP is set
Duplicate of this bug: 1412534
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [ux-qx][qx] → [passwords:master-password]
Duplicate of this bug: 1251231
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