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maybe worth a try, and that's running Disk Utility > First Aid/Repair both "in place" and when booted from "Recovery HD".

I'll certainly give it a try, thanks.

if Firefox is giving you problems with passwords why don't you just switch to Safari?

It's only the Mac Forums password that won't play nicely but as far as Safari goes I always used to use it and a year or two back I changed to Firefox and I can't remember why? Maybe I'll change back.

if you sign into the iCloud for winOS, Download iCloud for Windows - Apple Support, it will sync your macOS/iOS bookmarks with your winOS browser.

I have it already on my PC and it is already set to sync Safari & Firefox.

Guys

I'll play around today and see how I get on but if I fail I'll probably go back to Safari.

Thanks to you all for your advice and guidance this really is an excellent forum with brilliant members who never cease to impress.
 
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Yeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaa!!

I did it.

I uninstalled FireFox completely then removed everything from my Mac that even sniffed of Mozilla or Firefox. Next, I installed FireFox without logging in to it or enabling sync. I went to Mac Forums and entered my details and it worked. Quitting FireFox didn't have an adverse effect and my details were remembered.

All my original Bookmarks were added and I logged into FireFox and enabled sync. My details were still remembered by Mac Forums.

Last, but not least, I installed my Add Blockers, ensuring that Mac Forums were 'Trusted' as before and my details were still remembered by Mac Forums.

Clearly a gremlin had entered my FireFox and reinstallation solved it.

I am still going to experiment with different, cross platform, browsers but will probably stay with FireFox - at least for another 118 days!!!

Thanks everybody:app
 

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Peter, that’s fantastic news. I thought I’d mentioned that, perhaps it was another post. I’ve done that with Firefox, Opera and Chrome in the past when they became corrupted or had problems I simply couldn’t fix but they were usually less subtle than your issue. Anyway glad it’s fixed now. My guess is logging into Mozilla won’t effect the fix but that’s up to you. Now I can stop wracking my brains for an explanation.
 

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Peter, my congratulations as well.

Unfortunately deleting everything that even remotely sniffs of Mozilla and starting from scratch is not really an option for me. I have just too many sites set up for either auto-log in or semi-auto login with FireFox which I would all have to redo.
And I ended up using FireFox in the first place because a few years back it was the only browser that would actually work on all the sites I regularly visit - Safari at the time was terrible and Chrome didn't work on all sites properly.
Brave and some of the newer browsers weren't available at the time.
When FireFox introduced "Quantum", that browser started to go downhill for me too with features I use disappearing, so maybe next time I run into the mac-forums password issue I may have to rethink my default browser setting.
 

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When FireFox introduced "Quantum", that browser started to go downhill for me too with features I use disappearing, so maybe next time I run into the mac-forums password issue I may have to rethink my default browser setting.
I think I mentioned it before but at one time Firefox was the only browser that worked well for both Linux and Windows. I used it for years and never had any difficulty with it. And for awhile it worked okay with macOS, however, in recent years it became unstable for me and I had to abandon it. Mozilla likewise began making changes with Thunderbird which I used for both macOS and Windows when I was running both systems.

I'm currently using Safari and Chrome which work well. I know a lot of folks distrust Chrome but that doesn't bother me. The choice of a browser seems to be as personal as one's choice of how they take their coffee. :)
 
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The choice of a browser seems to be as personal as one's choice of how they take their coffee.

AFAIC, it also helps when a browser will actually work with sites one wants to visit and read as well as having some of its parts work the way the user wants.

Those are mainly the reasons I had to give up using Safari, and then things started changing in Firefox too often so I settled on using Chrome that seems to be the most stable for me. But I did have to go and find some Chrome extensions to get it modified and working more or less the way I wanted it to or at least closer to some viewing options I wanted.

So yes, I would agree, a browser can become quite a personalized application, but it's really nice when it works the way one expects it to and without a lot of hassles to get it that way.



- Patrick
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