'ask me every time' cookie management makes 'remember password' popup disappear before the latter can be responded to




7 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: rtm443x, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [doorhanger])



7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

see reproducibility

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Under tools|options|privacy, set cookie management to 'accept cookies from sites' but also 'keep until' as 'ask me every time'
2. for a given site X of your choice (I use theregister.co.uk) that requires cookies and a password, but password before cookies, clear cookies and pswd for that site (so they will be asked for next time). 
3. go to X & try to log in. Password manager popup will appear asking if you'd like to remember password, a second later the cookie manager will show a 'what do you want to do with this cookie?' popup, which immediately removes the password manager popup, before you can click on it.

Actual Results:  
Can't save password easily. Can get around by allowing cookie to be saved first time round then logging in 2nd time but that's not the point.

Expected Results:  
Able to save pswd and cookie in one go. 

Suggestion: don't change functionality that works. Previous system used by fx 3 worked , why mess around with it?

Comment 1

7 years ago
Specified platform as windows 2008 - *still* cannot specify this in the inital bug report (only modify it to this once made)
OS: Other → Windows Server 2008
Maybe a Combination of Bug 588240 (Cookie Dialog as DH) + Bug 641892 could solve the Issue.
OS: Windows Server 2008 → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Whiteboard: [doorhanger]
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 3

7 years ago
Hi XtC4UaLL, I'm not sure I understand your comment - are you suggesting I do something, or that when these two bugs are solved then so will my problem and I don't have to do anything? (certainly 641892 looks like mine generalised)
Your Issue is just a Consequence of a Design Choice (-> Introduction of Doorhangers) what isn't fully completed yet.

Unless you want to make Patches you simply have to wait :-)

Comment 5

7 years ago
Confirming with FF4. However, even when the password doorhanger disappears,there remains a key icon in the location bar (where the doorhanger originated). Clicking the icon makes the doorhanger appear again and can be used. The icon disappears when the page is fully loaded.
Depends on: 641892
Ever confirmed: true
This is the same as with Save file dialog I guess.

Comment 7

6 years ago
This is still occurring in 15.0.1 on Linux.  It is impossible to update passwords unless you accept cookies and then go into the preferences and remove the site.

Over a year and still marked as NEW.
Bulk move to Toolkit::Notifications and Alerts

Filter on notifications-and-alerts-component.
Component: General → Notifications and Alerts
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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