Duplicate entries in auto-complete

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: jcaesar, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050113 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050113 Firefox/1.0+

Auto-complete creates duplicate entries in several fields:
1) login (and associtated password)
2) Name
3) e-mail
4) address (usually only Address Line 1 if form supports 2 lines)
5) telephone


Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. fill out a form
2. fill out the form again
3. fill out the form again

Actual Results:  
Firefox collects and stores two entries in auto-complete

Expected Results:  
One entry would suffice


it varies from site to site, and is hard to duplicate with a fresh profile since
you usually need to re-visit a site.
Sometimes, it carries over login/password from another site (assuming you use
the same password).
It doesn't seem to matter which auto-complete entry you select to auto-fill
passwords (but if you have the same login with a different password, it goes
with the most recently typed password--non-duplicates don't suffer from this).
It only seems to collect two of any field.
Sometimes, even though it auto-filled the password, it asks if you want to save
the password.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED

Comment 3

5 years ago
I don't know if this is exactly the same issue, but whenever I have to fill in my email address in a form, Firefox presents me with about a dozen identical lines of my email address.  One would suffice.

Comment 4

5 years ago
I am also experiencing similar behaviour with Version 24.0 (also happened with a few previous versions).

The duplicate auto-complete entries never seem to contain more than 2 of any given entry but will contain doubles of whatever values are entered more than once.

Comment 5

5 years ago
Also experiencing this annoyance
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