Closed Bug 643912 Opened 10 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Annoyance - Remember password pop-up box.

Categories

(Toolkit :: Password Manager, defect)

x86
Windows 7
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: lostsoftware, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Keywords: regression)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

When logging into a website or providing information for a registration you are bombarded with a pop-up.  The pop-up which used to be under the toolbar asks "Remember password for "$USER" on "$SITE".  Problem is this shouldn't be a pop-up, or should be a bit more customizable to have it back to the toolbar.  

Current Workaround : Disable under security preferences. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to site that requires login
2. Login to your account
Actual Results:  
Pop-up asking to remember password.

Expected Results:  
Less annoying toolbar asking to remember password.  Something not so 'in your face.'
This is as designed ("Doorhanger").
Component: Security → Theme
QA Contact: firefox → theme
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Blocks: 567814
Component: Theme → General
QA Contact: theme → general
The notifications can be ignored and will disappear as soon as you click on anything else.

What makes them more annoying for you out of interest?
Component: General → Password Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → password.manager
Hardware: x86_64 → x86
Ed  - My ODD tells me that when you try to make a browser with more of a 'full-screen' approach you shouldn't toss obstructions in the way.  
I know it goes away with a click, but its the principle of the thing.  Why make such a great browser platform that is all about not being in your face and making an awful pop-up all up in your face.
1) The popup covers part of the page. The bar would scroll it down and not cover any content.

2) The popup blocks input to the page. eg. scrolling the page is not possible.
Duplicate of this bug: 685947
Severity: enhancement → normal
Keywords: regression
Bah, it's like making every button in an UI a checkbox.

This button does not toggle anything, why does it have a checkbox? 

Shut up. We just designed an awesome checkbutton so we will turn all buttons to checkboxes. If you don't like it go away.
(In reply to Ed Morley [:edmorley] from comment #2)
> will disappear as soon as you click on anything else.
Which is just crazy backwards overkill too, see Bug #713500 .
(In reply to jidanni from comment #7)
> Which is just crazy backwards overkill too, see Bug #713500 .

You can just click the key symbol in the address bar and the dialog reappears.
(In reply to Ed Morley [:edmorley] from comment #8)
> You can just click the key symbol in the address bar and the dialog
> reappears.
Oh. OK. I'll just have to try that next time.
However for the average user 'once it's gone, it's gone.'
Duplicate of this bug: 713500
(In reply to XtC4UaLL [:xtc4uall] from comment #1)
> This is as designed ("Doorhanger").

I suspect the reporter realized this was done on purpose, but does not see the change as an improvement.

(In reply to Ed Morley [:edmorley] from comment #8)
> You can just click the key symbol in the address bar and the dialog
> reappears.

How is anyone expected to know this, short of happening to click on it at just the right time?
Is it by design that when you log in to a web site you cannot use *anything* on your desktop until you click somewhere because Firefox just grabbed your X server?

What do you not find annoying about that?
(In reply to Michal 'hramrach' Suchanek from comment #4)
> 2) The popup blocks input to the page. eg. scrolling the page is not
> possible.

I belive this was fixed a while ago (at least it is on OS X). If you still aren't able to scroll while a doorhanger notification is open, file a bug in Toolkit::Notifications & Alerts.

(In reply to Michal 'hramrach' Suchanek from comment #12)
> Is it by design that when you log in to a web site you cannot use *anything*
> on your desktop until you click somewhere because Firefox just grabbed your
> X server?

Please file a separate bug on this in Toolkit::Notifications & Alerts as it's likely not specific to the remember password doorhanger notification.

We're currently revisiting the password manager UI and I don't think we're going to get rid of the doorhanger notification in the meantime.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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