Feature Request: Right-click password dialog to forget saved password.

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Toolkit
Password Manager
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
9 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Mike Hoye, Assigned: hendrik)

Tracking

({student-project})

Trunk
student-project
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

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(1 obsolete attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5

I would like the option to right-click on an already-saved password, and have Firefox present me with the option to forget about that password immediately. This functionality currently exists, but is somewhat hidden four menus deep in the tools -> options -> security -> saved-passwords dialog.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. None (Feature request)
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Expected Results:  
Right-clicking the password field should present me with an option to delete a saved password if there's one there.



Feature request provided, to be implemented by irc:Hendrik
mhoye - I trust you know about "shift-delete" providing this functionality in password completion drop downs?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Having some visible UI to do it as well makes this more discoverable, I think.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

9 years ago
"mhoye - I trust you know about "shift-delete" providing this functionality in
password completion drop downs?"

Johnath: I do not understand your claim. Shift-delete doesn't do anything magic on any webpage I've got a saved password in. It might work in dropdowns, but I can't remember the last time I saw one of those. They represent a small fraction of the password-remembering I use day to day.
Mike, you get the dropdown when you have more than one username/password for any given site. For me hitting delete (on the username) gets rid of the entry. Once it's prefilled though, you probably have to:

1) Press the down-arrow key (to get the dropdown).
2) highlight the username and press delete.
This belongs in Password Manager.
Component: Security → Password Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: firefox → password.manager

Comment 6

9 years ago
Where do you want to be able to right-click in order to remove a saved password?  On an <input type="password"> on a web page that Firefox just filled in for you?  (I'm confused by "dialog" in this bug's summary.)
(Reporter)

Comment 7

9 years ago
To clarify, what I want is: where I see a pre-filled-in password ( <input type="password">, or any other passwordy thing that Firefox touches, like the popup for ftp sites; I don't know if that's the same thing) I would like to right-click on the box that contains the password and tell Firefox "forget this, now."
This is an assigned student-project from NUS for CS3108 08/09 Semester 2. Hendrik, it'll be cool if you could post some progress (if any) on this bug.
Assignee: nobody → joybaggins
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Keywords: student-project
So... I'm not so sure this is a good idea. Maybe even WONTFIX.

If someone's looking for a password management related project, I'd be happy to suggest some other bugs whose acceptance into Firefox would be more straightforward.
(In reply to comment #9)
> So... I'm not so sure this is a good idea. Maybe even WONTFIX.
> 
> If someone's looking for a password management related project, I'd be happy to
> suggest some other bugs whose acceptance into Firefox would be more
> straightforward.

Hendrik's already working on it - he should have some concept code soon - in case it isn't needed on the main trunk (which warrants a WONTFIX), he'll implement it as an extension. We can then WONTFIX it as necessary.
(Assignee)

Comment 11

9 years ago
Created attachment 367764 [details] [diff] [review]
An extension created for this request

An extension created for this request. Please feel free to comment or feedback.. Thank you..
(Assignee)

Comment 12

9 years ago
It seems that extension cannot be attached here. I wasn't aware of that. Will add it to the addons.mozilla.org. Sorry about that.
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Attachment #367764 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Comment 13

9 years ago
Hi, I have added the extension to addons.mozilla.org at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11115. Please feel free to comment and give suggestions. Thank you.
This just doesn't seem like a good way to improve password management...

* It's not all that discoverable.
* Removing a specific saved password isn't a common operation, so a context menu isn't a great fit.
* It's a bit clumsy to use. You have to visit the page, have the password filled in, and then you can clear it.

We've been talking about moving site-specific notifications/actions into the site identity button menu (aka doorhangers), that feels like a better place for this kind of thing.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Thus, for those who would like this functionality, Hendrik has the extension at

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11115

as he mentions in comment #13. Please move any discussion on the extension over to the addons site.
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