Firefox auto fills email field with username

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Firefox auto fills email field with username

Post by scootergrisen » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:48 pm

When i login to phpBB3 with Firefox and make it remember my login (username and password) it annoys me that each time i go to the register page (/ucp.php?mode=register) that the email field is filled with username and the first password field is filled with the password.

So i have to delete this info each time i go to that page.
And how come the username is inserted in the email field and not the username field?

Using Firefox ESR 52.4.0

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Re: Firefox auto fills email field with username

Post by david63 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:42 pm

scootergrisen wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:48 pm
And how come the username is inserted in the email field and not the username field?
Because at some point you have entered an email address (probably as a username) into a field with the same form field name - this could have been on any site at anytime.
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Re: Firefox auto fills email field with username

Post by Mick » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:46 pm

Turn auto-fill off.
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Re: Firefox auto fills email field with username

Post by warmweer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:58 pm

scootergrisen wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:48 pm
When i login to phpBB3 with Firefox and make it remember my login (username and password) it annoys me that each time i go to the register page (/ucp.php?mode=register) that the email field is filled with username and the first password field is filled with the password.

So i have to delete this info each time i go to that page.
And how come the username is inserted in the email field and not the username field?

Using Firefox ESR 52.4.0
Check
about:preferences#privacy > top section about browser privacy > the part with usernames and passwords, remove the phpbb part, log in phpbb and it should then be your phpbb username and password.
BTW if you save your username and passwords, you should also user a masterpassword (otherwise anyone using your pc could login with your credentials and change them.)
A bug is a feature that didn't make it to the manual (yet)

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