Saved passwords option check-box 'Checked' though it is checked in the "Clear Private Data"




9 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: viju_mlore, Unassigned)


3.5 Branch
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [testday-20120615])


(1 attachment)



9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b2) Gecko/20081201 Firefox/3.1b2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b2) Gecko/20081201 Firefox/3.1b2

In Tools->Options->Privacy->Private Data->Settings I have unchecked the "Saved Passwords". When I close the browser I get "clear Recent History". In this dialog I see the "Saved Passwords" checked. Which has resulted in clearing of all my saved password from Password Manager. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Uncheck In Tools->Options->Privacy->Private Data->Settings-> Saved passwords
2. Close the Browser
3. Diaglog for clearing recent history shows up
4. The "Saved password" check-box will be checked in this.
Actual Results:  
All My stored passwords got cleared, Since I didn't notice the "Saved password" check box being checked

Expected Results:  
THe "Saved password" check-box shouldn't have been checked.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Created attachment 361226 [details]
Screen shot showing the Settings dialog & clear private history dialog
The clear on exit dialog has been removed recently, so I think this bug is obsolete.
Component: General → Preferences
QA Contact: general → preferences
Version: unspecified → 3.1 Branch
I meant the "Ask me before clearing private data" option has been removed from the Options window; the dialog is not shown anymore on exit.

Comment 4

9 years ago
Thanks for the response,  Because of this issue, all my stored passwords got wiped out. I hope the root cause of this has been identified. Otherwise we could end up in same issue, where the stored passwords will be cleared without the users knowledge.

Comment 5

9 years ago
I have a similar problem. If I manually clear private data, and uncheck everything EXCEPT authenticated sessions, then it wipes out all my passwords. I can duplicate this problem every time.
Firefox 3.0 is now EOL, please try latest version of Firefox and feel free to open if it reproducible on latest build
for support
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Whiteboard: [testday-20120615]
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