Closed Bug 259019 Opened 19 years ago Closed 19 years ago
Unchecking "Save information I enter in web page forms and the search bar" prevents password autocomplete dropdown
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910 Firefox/0.10 Unchecking the preference "Save information I enter in web page forms and the search bar" (browser.formfill.enable) correctly prevents form autocomplete, and also correctly allows single usernames and passwords to appear in a form on page load, provided "Remember Passwords" is checked. However, if a second login is available for the same form, the autocomplete dropdown which should allow the user to select between the logins never appears if browser.formfill.enable is set to false. Essentially, it appears that autocomplete is being entirely disabled when browser.formfill.enable is set to false. This isn't a good idea, since autocomplete is now required for passwords as well as normal form autocomplete. Firefox should either always enable autocomplete (which doesn't break the the existing formfill-disabling functionality, since form information is never so much as saved with that pref set) or check both browser.formfill.enable _and_ signon.rememberSignons before disabling autocomplete. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. In Options - Privacy - Saved Form Information, uncheck "Save information I enter in web page forms and the search bar". Now open the Saved Passwords section, and check "Remember Passwords" 2. Visit a page with a login form for which Password Manager will remember values. 3. Enter a login, and have Firefox remember it. 4. Return to the login page. Password Manager correctly autofills the login you saved. 5. Enter a different login, and have Firefox remember that as well. 6. Return to the login page again, and try to make the autocomplete dropdown appear to select a login (down arrow, begin typing a login, etc.) Actual Results: It is not possible to make an autocomplete dropdown appear. However, if one of the login names is typed out in full, tabbing to the password field will autofill the password. Expected Results: The autocomplete dropdown should appear and allow selection between the logins.
Dupe of Bug 258543.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 258543 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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