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In firefox, some passwords I have cannot be saved (I'm not even asked for that), for example or

How can I make Firefox remember those passwords?

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Make sure you are not in Private Browsing mode. Also, check Edit -> Preferences -> History, make sure Firefox is NOT set to Firefox will: Never remember history – Peachy Jul 16 '12 at 8:00

Some sites will not let you remember their passwords.

Some websites use JavaScript to clear fields or use autocomplete=off to prevent the browser from storing the name and password and Firefox won't save the name in such cases.1

To see how you can workaround that, see Firefox Support, and Here.

Also How to geek has a step by step action.

1Source:Firefox Support

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And don't forget that there needs to be a mechanism to 'not remember', to protect SSN or CreditCard number fields. – david6 Jul 16 '12 at 8:28
@david6 Excellent point :) – Mitch Jul 16 '12 at 8:34
@ph1b: if it works, please consider accepting the answer (check mark on left) to close out the question as "answered". – Mitch Jul 17 '12 at 19:42
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I found a solution. There is a firefox addon, called:

Saved Password editor After filling in password and username, you can simply rightclick in the filed and choose "save login data" like shown here:

Saved Password Editor - Example

It works for most of the websites who have problems with saving passwords.

An alternative is: RememberPass

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Not sure if it works for the JavaScript clearing sites mentionned, but it works for me in Firefox: Edit-Preferences-Security-Click to remember passwords for sites and make sure the websites you want to save passwords for aren't on the Exceptions list and if they are remove them (this might be why you don't get asked to save them in the first place, they might have been placed on the Exceptions list at some point).

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