Author Topic: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt  (Read 20942 times)

Offline ignatius.reilly

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New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« on: June 12, 2007, 04:20:20 PM »
Scenario:

- open a FF window, visit a login page, enter master password prompt
- open another FF window, visit a login page; the master password prompt will be asked again
It would be nice not to be prompted again. Not sure this can be done, though.

One is not prompted for a MPW when opening a new tab, which is nice.

Offline tanstaafl

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 06:00:48 PM »
Sure you can do this - the answer is staring you in the face on the MPW prompt window ;) - and you have two options, actually...

1. Save MPW to memory - this is a per session save, so after closing the last FF window, then opening a new window, you'll again be prompted for the MPW, which will again be saved until you close the last window...

2. Save MPW to disk - this survives sessions, and reboots as well...

Of course, both of these bring a higher security risks with them - the safest is to never save it at all...

Offline Miquel 'Fire' Burns

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 02:20:24 AM »
I think he might be using the save to memory option.
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Offline ignatius.reilly

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 01:57:32 PM »
Yes, I am using the "save to memory" option.

I would expect to have to enter the MPW after opening the first FF session, but not subsequent ones.

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 02:36:24 PM »
The way most Firefox extensions work tend to make each window work like separate applications, and unless something is written to disk someplace, don't share info with each other.
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Offline ignatius.reilly

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 03:13:41 PM »
OK. Thanks.

HTTP authentication is shared between FF windows, though. So it is different for extensions, then...

Offline tanstaafl

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 03:55:56 PM »
Hmmm... never noticed this because I generally use just one window...

Filed for future reference...

Offline Eric H. Jung

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007, 05:14:34 PM »
This is possible and was probably just an oversight on my part since I only use a single firefox browser (with many tabs).

Offline tanstaafl

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 06:46:15 PM »
So...

Is this trivial enough to just fix it now - or should I add a FR?

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2007, 06:37:13 AM »
Could you add it to the list so I don't lose track of it?

Offline tanstaafl

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2007, 11:58:18 AM »
Done... with one vote from ignatius.reilly - ignatius, you have 4 more votes...

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Re: New FF window not to require another MPW prompt
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2007, 11:58:18 AM »