Re: firefox password manager
Since you specifically mentioned gmail and yahoo, I will provide a trick
to save passwords even in those sites with firefox.
On Apr 8, 2005 2:14 AM, Philippe Marzouk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
This is a Microsoft extension which is now supported by most browsers.
The web designer just has to put autocomplete=off globally in the form
or in each field to disable caching of the information by the browser.
OK, it must be turned off at gmail and mail.yahoo. I didn't realize
go to http://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/forms.html#remember_password
Drag the "remember password" bookmarklet to the bookmarks toolbar
Logout of your gmail's account
Go to gmail.google.com
Enter login, passwords, check in the box
Now click on the remember password bookmarklet
Say yes if firefox prompts you to save the password.
You can repeat this with mail.yahoo.com also.
Once you are done, the bookmarklet can be removed from the "bookmarks
Warning:- By default firefox stores the passwords unencrypted. You can
see the exact passwords by going to Edit -> preferences -> view saved
passwords. If you are the only person using the computer, then it
probably is fine. But if multiple persons use it, then I would sincerely
advice against using the "saved passwords feature".
my 2 cents