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minor log-in prob

By tomrca
Nov 4, 2005
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  1. there is a slight problem with my log-in. eachtime i return it now asked for password even though i have selected 'remember me'. it remembers username only.

    i am operating firefox browser.
    i have been through the options and and selected all the remember boxes, but still it askes.
    ?????
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You probably turned 'cookies' off in your browser.
     
  3. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    hi again.
    i have been through all the options concerning cookies and passwords, but still no joy in getting it to remember the login password, although it will remember username still only.
    i have uninstalled firefox and all the files that i could find, then re-installed. still the same! techspot is the only website that it wil not remember as far as i can see.
     
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

  5. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    thanx again for a response, but still no joy.
    will only remember username!

    cleared cache, cookies, passwords, but still techspot will not remember password and it wont in my browser. it will remember all other sites! strange eh?
    same password too
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  7. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    tried the other options, but nothing cured.
    is it possible that there could be a fault within the option of remember this log-in on techspot? as it is the only site it happens on
     
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Never had any problems on my end. I would assume it is similar to the guy in prevoius thread who had problems with the banner. It ended up being on his end.
     
  9. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    yep its odd. considering that i haven't change anything on firefox or IE. and i have been through all the possibilites and configurations of cookies that i can imagine, even closed my firewall to load up website.
     
  10. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Check your c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS file (no extension, opens with Notepad).
    You may have Techspot in there somewhere. If so, just delete that line and safe HOSTS.
     
  11. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    text attached with end of path files and what is in host file.
     
  12. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    HOSTS is OK.
    Have you set FF to ENable Java/ENable JavaScript?
    In FF, click Tools/Options/Web Features.

    Have you tried changing your password?
     
  13. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    yes, i have tried it a number of times. all the relevant boxes are checked for java
     
  14. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    what do you think of un-subscribing to techspot and rejoining
     
  15. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I've had the same feature / problem all the time with all versions of Firefox and Mozilla, it just hasn't annoyed me enough to post about it.
     
  16. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    strang thing but it also happens to IE too. cant remember exactley when it started. but all was fine with IE and FF until a week or two ago, when it it developed.
    i thought that ann updated FF may have been the cause, but then its the same with IE, and that wasn't updated..
    i know its not a big problem but i like it to work properly, instead of being a pain in the ****..
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  17. toffeapple

    toffeapple TS Rookie Posts: 152

    I have the same problem but only with Firefox that i use at home ... have to use IE in work and have no problem...first noticed it last night..checked all the same settings weird one..only had a problem with this site but
     
  18. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    not been to techspot for a little while, opened favourites, selected techspot and guess what? it logged in all by itself... no problem!!!!!!

    but leaves me confused as to what caused the log in failure
    wierd
     
  19. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I thought you just said it logged you in automatically? Now it's causing a failure? I'm confused.
     
  20. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    hi..
    yes it used to log in automatically originally , but for some reason techspot began accepting and remembering the user name only and i had to insert password each time i logged in. now for some unknown reason it has repaired itself (or whatever) and now it accepts and remembers bothe and logged in automatically
     
  21. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Well, for some unknown reason it has never worked here or repaired itself, but I've gotten used to it. The password field goes blank right after I hit enter, regardless of whether the remember box is checked or not.
     
  22. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,000

    Mictlantecuhtli

    yes thats exactley how it was here.

    hope get cures itself you too sooner or later
     

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