Using Saved Passwords

  • How does one make use of saved passwords in Opera 27.0 ?

    There is plenty of documentation on how to get passwords saved in the first place, but none that I can find on how to make use of them once they are saved and you want to go back to a site and log in.

    There used to be a "key" icon, and if you wanted Opera to use a password that it had saved, all you had to do was click on the key. (If it had not saved a password for that site, the key icon - IIRC - was greyed out.)

    TIA for any ideas,

    Mark

    Mac OS X 10.10.2

  • The password fields with either be filled in automatically, or you may have to enter the first character of the username/email address. The rest of the username and the password will then be filled in automatically.

    See also managing passwords.

  • Not working on Microsoft's live.com website. I see the password data in Opera when I view Password Manager, but it isn't willing/able to provide it to live.com, even though the login URL is an exact match to what Opera saved.

  • The form on Live.com expressly turns off auto-complete. Complain to Microsoft for making a shitty website.

    You can overwrite this behavior in Opera (not standards-compliant!) by enabling opera://flags/#enable-autofill-ignore-autocomplete-off

  • aeyoun, that worked.

    So, tell me why does a web site do this...for security reasons??

    Another question, I also use Opera 12.17, is there also a flag in that Opera that does the same thing as this one?? And the Etrade web site works perfectly for password entry in 12.17

    Thanks again

  • So, tell me why does a web site do this...for security reasons??

    The feature is there for institutions like banks to disable password saving.

    In this case, however, I suspect the following: In Internet Explorer on Windows, there is a special plug-in in the browser that handles login. I guess Microsoft thought this was the easiest way ti disable the password manager in Internet Explorer and leave the job to their plug-in. The other browser’s password managers are just collateral damage.

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