How to Make Firefox Stop Asking to Save Passwords

Firefox - don't remember passwords for websites

When you login to a website using Firefox 4, a pop-up prompt will often appear that asks you if you would like to “remember the password” for the site.  If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to save your passwords, this is extremely annoying.  Sure, you could select the “Never remember passwords for this site” option –but that doesn’t stop the prompt from appearing for every single other site you login to.  Building up your exception list can also take quite some time, so I’ll just show you below how to completely disable the feature.

Step 1

Click the orange Firefox menu button at the top-left of the browser.  From the menu Click Options.

Firefox 4 options menu

Step 2

The options window should appear.  Click the Security tab and then Uncheck Remember passwords for sites.

firefox 4 security options


Firefox 4 should no longer ask you if you would like to save your password whenever you login to a website.  Unfortunately this is the only solution to offer at this point as Firefox only offers an “exceptions” list and not a white-list of allowed sites.  Perhaps in the future the Mozilla team will update this as a built-in feature.



  1. Sandeep

    April 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Can u please tell me which software you are using for editing blog pictures like inserting lines, arrows etc. Please tell me. Thanks

    • MrGroove

      April 20, 2011 at 10:24 am

      Snagit from TechSmith

  2. Tim

    October 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I tried this, but it didnt work. Still asks me for password each time.

  3. stugabogh

    December 11, 2011 at 6:56 am

    (and I’m interested in that graphic software too … but I think it’s simply photoshop )

  4. Vic

    April 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    The above solution doesn’t STOP the prompt. It stops saving. Not the same thing.

    But, I want it to remember ALL the usernames and passwords the way it used to WITHOUT asking me to confirm it. I HATE the pop-up when I go to a site. Sometimes I delete my history or clean out the saved passwords,etc.

    Is there an about:config that stops the prompt all the time.

  5. Len

    May 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

    From top menu bar:

    Tools > Options > Security tab

    Uncheck “Remember passwords for sites”

  6. JS

    June 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

    If it was that easy, I’d have done it months ago. IT DOES NOT WORK.

  7. Michael

    August 11, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    How do we stop sites remembering username/email addresses that we use on sites?

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