How to Save Yahoo, Hotmail Passwords in Firefox

I have the Firefox password manager turned on and am a regular Yahoo mail user, but Yahoo email always asks for the username and password to be filled up. The username and password never autofills though you have turned on the option to save passwords in firefox. I tried everything from clearing the cache, to reinstalling firefox to deleting all passwords and refixing it and finally creating a new Firefox profile as the last measure – but nothing worked!

Some sites, including many banks and a few other sites such as Yahoo Mail and Microsoft Passport, tell browsers not to remember passwords for visitors using autocomplete=”off”. This bookmarklet makes the browser ignore autocomplete=”off” temporarily, allowing you to save passwords even on sites that use autocomplete=”off”.

Use this bookmarklet ‘Remember Password’ just before submitting the form with your password in it. When you submit the form, your browser should offer to remember the password. Once your browser has your password stored, it will ignore autocomplete=”off”, so you won’t have to use the bookmarklet each time you visit the site.

To use the bookmarklet, right click and ‘Save to Bookmarks’. When you want to run it, just click it before pressing Login on the form. And you will be asked if you want to save the form data.

Now I can access Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and my bank sites in a jiffy!

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.