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Windows 7: Firefox username editing

24 Sep 2017   #11
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Again, If you look to the top of the screen shot that lehnerus2000 has above, you will see the address

bar at the top that has Firefox in orange, and you type aboutrofiles.


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24 Sep 2017   #12
Tharwatime

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The lehnerus2000 screen shot lacks resolution and I cannot read it. I can type about profiles but do not know where to do so. Three ways of sorting this were suggested:
* ~ff.default\logins.json
* Firefox menu, options, about preferences
* Saved logins
Yesterday I showed that none of these worked, and nothing has changed. Clear advice about how to use the above is sought.
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25 Sep 2017   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Firefox Options

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tharwatime View Post
I cannot see from the screen shot where Saved logins is located, and it does not come up on a search from the start button or the command line.
You need to open the Firefox Options.

Type the text in the Code Box in the FF Address Bar
Code:
about:preferences#security
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tharwatime View Post
The lehnerus2000 screen shot lacks resolution and I cannot read it. I can type about profiles but do not know where to do so.
Click on the picture to enlarge it.

There used to be an auto-message indicating that. :)
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25 Sep 2017   #14
Tharwatime

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I put about_Preferences#security (had to modify to avoid an emoji) in the address bar and got Security, which has a login screen with nothing listed on that window. A screen shot of this is shown. What I have is automatic filling of the username and keying of the password. I wish to edit the username lists.

The screen shot in the lehnerus 2000 post is low-resolution and enlarging does not make it clearer.


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25 Sep 2017   #15
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Firefox username editing-capture.png


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25 Sep 2017   #16
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Again, See my screen above, beside Firefox in the address bar, where it says about Preferences, I just

change that to about Profiles, and it lists the Profiles, you only need to click on Options from the Firefox

Menu.
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25 Sep 2017   #17
Tharwatime

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you. I have aboutrofiles and there are two items, Root directory and Local directory. There are many folders and files. Again I have no idea what to do. It would really, really help if all the steps were set out clearly, comprehensively, and completely.
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25 Sep 2017   #18
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Again, The link below may help you out with user profiles.



Use the Profile Manager to create and remove Firefox ...

support.mozilla.org Firefox Learn the Basics: get started
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26 Sep 2017   #19
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tharwatime View Post
The screen shot in the lehnerus 2000 post is low-resolution and enlarging does not make it clearer.
It's not low resolution.

It's a 1916x969 image (i.e. it's basically a HD image):
  1. Click on the picture
  2. When it loads, click on it again to see it full size
It works correctly for me, I don't know why it doesn't work you.


To remove entries in a drop down list:
  1. Highlight the item (hover over it with the mouse pointer or use the Up/Down Arrow keys)
  2. Press "Shift + Delete"
Firefox username editing-ff-delete-entry-drop-down-list.png
Note:
Some sites prevent browsers from storing what has been entered into form fields.

Your screenshot shows no Saved Logins.

Are you saying that when you try to login, Firefox populates the Username and Password fields?
Have you tried deleting your history &/or cookies?


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30 Sep 2017   #20
Tharwatime

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Lehnerus2000, thanks. For some reason the screen shot was coming up low-res. It worked when I followed your advice. The steps do not work because the screen you posted is not the same as mine. I posted what I have and now that has changed to the screen shot below. I have highlighted the username field in the list of usernames, and they cannot be deleted, not by delete or shift-del. the FF is version 56.0 32 bit, which is interesting as my Win 7 is 64 bit.

At the splash screen the username field is blank. If I click on that field there's a list of usernames and I select one. The password was keyed into this field by accident and appears in the list, and I cannot delete anything in the list. I do not know how to delete cookies or history.


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