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autocomplete=off behaviour has changed since FF2/FF3B5

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
11 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: dan_nysen, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.9.0 Branch
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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; da; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051206 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; da; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051206 Firefox/3.0

In older versions I could remove the autocomplete=off with a snippet. Firefox then asked to remember information where it wouldn't have done so before, it would even show up automatically when refreshed. Now I have to either choose the username from a dropdown box (password will appear then) or write the username (password will appear then).

Snippet:
http://durgaprasad.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/bookmarklet.txt

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit any site which has autocomplete=off forms (Yahoo! mail for example)
2. Run js snippet
3. Enter informations and proceed
4. Re-visit the site
Actual Results:  
Information is not autocompleted as in previous versions but either has to be chosen from a dropdown box, where the password will auto-appear, or re-write the username, where the password will auto-appear.

Expected Results:  
As it has always been. Auto-fill those boxes.

I know autocompletes will be put into a dropdown box when more usernames are applied. But this is for one username per site.

Clearing everything (remebered passwords, cache, etc.) does not fix it. Removing the passwords from "remember passwords" in the options does not fix it as well.
This was a deliberate change in bug 362576. See reasoning there.
Component: Location Bar and Autocomplete → Password Manager
OS: Windows Vista → All
QA Contact: location.bar → password.manager
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch

Updated

11 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(Reporter)

Comment 2

11 years ago
Right, and how can I override it?
Use the bookmarket to enable saving the login (as before), and select it manually as you described in comment 0. There is no override.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

11 years ago
Geese, guys. Nice work. -_-
Resolution: INVALID → WONTFIX
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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