Don't show "Fill Login/Password" in context menu if "Remember passwords for sites" is unchecked and there are no saved passwords

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Toolkit
Password Manager
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: Hide my Email, Unassigned)

Tracking

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Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/42.0
Build ID: 20151019161651

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open about:preferences#security
2. Disable "Remember passwords for sites"
3. Open https://news.ycombinator.com/login
4. Right-click on a field


Actual results:

Firefox shows "Fill Login" and "Fill Password" in the context menu for the form fields.


Expected results:

Those options should be hidden, since I've disabled the login manager and haven't set any exception.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

3 years ago
Note: I also use Lastpass, which prompted me to disable the native Firefox feature completely when I first installed it.
OS: Unspecified → Windows 10

Updated

3 years ago
Blocks: 1188719
Component: Untriaged → Password Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Updated

3 years ago
OS: Windows 10 → All
Hardware: Unspecified → All
Confirmed 45.0a1 (2015-11-04) Win 7
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Note that you can still have old saved logins in the password manager while the "Remember logins for sites" option is unchecked.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

3 years ago
Paul, that could be checked before hiding it. I have none though.
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Updated

3 years ago
Summary: Don't show "Fill Login/Password" in context menu if "Remember passwords for sites" is unchecked → Don't show "Fill Login/Password" in context menu if "Remember passwords for sites" is unchecked and there are no saved passwords
Per discussion with PM triage, the current current checkbox is only about remembering/capture, and not an option to globally disable PM.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 6

3 years ago
Emma, Paul had already said that. My main point was that I have no saved passwords, which makes that context menu option pointless. It should only appear if I did have logins saved.
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Comment 8

a year ago
(In reply to Hide my Email from comment #6)
> Emma, Paul had already said that. My main point was that I have no saved
> passwords, which makes that context menu option pointless. It should only
> appear if I did have logins saved.

Lol, they also marked my post as advocacy (hiding it), and deleted yours (but I got it in email, so I know what you wrote).
Holy, that censorship. At least they're swift to hide any signs of indignation :)
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I'm using FF since 2006 and I loved it for it's flexibility and speed. FF in 2017 is not standing up to the competition as well as it used to:
- multiple websites seem to bug out in FF, where they work perfectly in chrome.
- built-in developer tools in Chrome are better in my opinion.
- Mozilla killing great addons with their new policy?
- as a html5 game developer, this bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=737852 is 5 years old and it really messes up text position in html5 canvas games. Had a whole lot of people asking for a fix, even from the developer of popular createjs library himself. I don't recall any official reaction in that thread.

Right now I'm considering alternatives, and this incident only pushes me forward.
I'll keep FF for the same reason why I keep IE\Edge though: compatibility testing. But I hope soon this will be a history and all browsers will use same rendering engine.
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