If you click "No" to password saving prompt enough times, Password Manager should eventually turn off

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: jasonspiro4, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv:1.8.1.2) Gecko/20060601 Firefox/2.0.0.2 (Ubuntu-edgy)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv:1.8.1.2) Gecko/20060601 Firefox/2.0.0.2 (Ubuntu-edgy)

The Password Manager should keep track of the number of times you click each button: "Yes", "No", and "Never for this site".  If, 19 times out of 20 you choose "No" or "Never for this site" or clicked the Close box, then the "tools > options > security > save passwords" option should automatically turned off.

If you implement this, timid computer users who hate it when their computer asks them questions won't be asked so many questions anymore.

Reproducible: Always
An interesting idea, but automatically disabling a feature based on user actions isn't a predictable result, and makes for bad UI.

There are better ideas for making the password manager confirmation less annoying, mostly around making it a notification message (like the popup blocker) that appears after the password has been sent. We'll do that instead.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 2

12 years ago
OK, I filed an idea for something similar but less automatic: Bug 375106 (If you click "No" to password saving prompt enough times, PW Mgr should offer "Do not ask me again" option).

Cc'ing beltzner on this bug, but not that one, because I don't like to CC too much w/o permission.
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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