Passwords overlapping placeholder text on homepage




4 years ago
12 days ago


(Reporter: kjozwiak, Unassigned)


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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox43 affected, firefox66 affected, firefox67 affected, firefox68 affected)


(Whiteboard: [passwords:fill-ui], )


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4 years ago
Posted image issue.png
I'm not really sure how relevant this bug really is, but I noticed when you fill in a password via the "Fill Password" context menu in the "New Password" field on facebook which has a field placeholder, the password will overlap the placeholder text. I tried other websites that use placeholders in their credential fields (linkedin, twitter) but couldn't reproduce this.

* attached a screenshot to illustrate the issue

Maybe it's worth looking into why it's happening with the "New Password" field on Facebook's signup form. Perhaps this might affect other sites out there that are using placeholders in their credential fields.


- visit (make sure you have some logins saved)
- right click on the "New Password" field and use "Fill Password"
- the filled in password will overlap the placeholder text (note: pasting works fine)

Kamil, would you mind seeing if you can still reproduce this?

Flags: needinfo?(kamiljoz)
Flags: needinfo?(kamiljoz) → needinfo?(adrian.florinescu)
Summary: possible issue with passwords overlapping placeholder text → Passwords overlapping placeholder text on homepage

Tested on Win 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 and reproducible with 66.0.2, 67.0b7 and 68.0a1 2019-04-02

linkedin - no placeholder text i could see.
facebook - yes, issue fully reproduces.
twitter - yes, but since the placeholder text is not centered, it is not that visible as on facebook.
reddit - yes, for both login/subscribe form

The same issue also applies to Fill Login.

Note that this bug doesn't happen on a static placeholder text(e.g. placeholder="text". )

Flags: needinfo?(adrian.florinescu)
Version: 43 Branch → Trunk


Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [passwords:fill-ui]

Comment 5

12 days ago

This issue is also reproducible on, using latest Nightly 68.0a1 (2019-05-09), tested on Win10 and Ubuntu 18.04


  1. Go to browser Options, Privacy and Security section, Forms & Autofill section, click the "Saved Addresses..." button and add 1 or 2 address forms ( in "Country or Region" drop-down select United States ).

  2. Open Firefox with a new profile

  3. Navigate to

  4. In the upper right corner, hover over Sign In and then select Join for free

  5. Double click on First Name

  6. Hover the cursor over suggestion displayed and observe the result.

Actual result:
The address values which correspond to the saved autofill profile overlap the default text from the boxes.

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