Closed Bug 849342 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Defect - Remember passwords preference does not take effect some times


(Firefox for Metro Graveyard :: General, defect, P1)

Windows 8


(Not tracked)

Firefox 22


(Reporter: jbecerra, Assigned: bbondy)



(Whiteboard: feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=1 status=verified)


(1 file)

Tested on 2013-03-08 on nightly built from

While verifying bug 838734 I often saw that toggling the remember passwords preference in the Options didn't take effect immediately most of the time. The password info bar did not come up after toggling it from off to on.

1. Go to
2. Enter your credentials but opt not to save password when prompted.
3. Logout
4. Open the Settings charm and select the Options. Toggle the "remember passwords" preference from On to Off.
5. Login and logout again.
6. Toggle the preference back to on.
7. Login with your credentials.

Expected: Password info bar comes up giving you the option to save your password.

Actual: Info bar does not show up. This is different from the desktop version where this takes effect immediately.

Reproducible: More than 50% of the time.

You can also try:

1. Login in to and save the password the first time you login
2. Flipping the preference to Off
3. Then attempting to login with another username and password (should not prompt you to save).
4. Flip the preference back to On 
5. Attempt to login with second user account.

After that 5th step you should see the password info bar, but I don't see it consistently.
Blocks: metrov1it4
QA Contact: jbecerra
Summary: defect - remember passwords preference does not take effect some times → Defect - Remember passwords preference does not take effect some times
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0
Hi Juan, which original story can I link this defect to?
Flags: needinfo?(jbecerra)
I think this is probably a defect in bug 831977 Story - Login Form Filling
Blocks: 831977
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=0
I don't know if this is a defect in bug 838734 (use a beautifully styled remember login...) or bug 831958 (access the options flyout) which has the work associated with the preferences switches.

Whichever is responsible for making the password info bar come up or not.
Flags: needinfo?(jbecerra)
Hey Asa, please see Juan's comment #3.
Flags: needinfo?(asa)
Blocks: 831982
Priority: -- → P1
Assignee: nobody → netzen
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=0 → feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=3
I think the best is to have this defect block bug 831977 - Story - Login Form Filling.
No longer blocks: 831982
Flags: needinfo?(asa)
After reading the description more closely, this is probably just adding a pref observer, lowering from 3 to 2.
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=3 → feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=2
And again to 1, easier than I thought.
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=2 → feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=1
Attached patch Patch v1.Splinter Review
observe() code was probably originally copied from LoginManagerChild.js which had a _pwmgr, but the pref observer is on the this object for loginmanager.js as is the _remember and _debug properties.
Attachment #725594 - Flags: review?(mbrubeck)
Attachment #725594 - Flags: review?(mbrubeck) → review+
Keywords: checkin-needed
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Flags: needinfo?(jbecerra)
Tested on 2013-03-20 using Nightly built from
- Tested with steps in comment #0. I see the remember passwords info bar come up or not as expected, when toggling the preference.
Flags: needinfo?(jbecerra)
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=1 → feature=defect c=Content_features u=metro_firefox_user p=1 status=verified
Went through the following "Defect" for iteration #7 testing without any issues. Used the following build:

- Went through both of the test cases in Comment 0 several times on several different websites without any issues.
- Ensured that the "Remember Password Info Bar" appeared as expected
- Ensured that the "Remember Password Info Bar" didn't appear when expected
- Ensured that passwords that where previously saved where still saved after toggling "Remember Password"
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0
Build ID: 20130825030201
Built from

Tested on windows 8 using latest nightly for iteration-12. Followed steps provided in comment12 and got expected result.
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