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Why Safari 6.0 will not auto complete the password ?

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MAgg77 Calculating status...
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Jul 30, 2012 6:55 PM

Why Safari 6.0 will not auto complete the password ? even when the option is selected in autofill tab, and the user-password are listed in the password tab ?

It used to work fine before I upgraded to mountain lion.


MacBook Air (13-INCH, MID 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
  • ESTELAR Calculating status...
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:33 AM (in response to MAgg77)

    I have the same problem, I try Chrome But the same ...and then I download Norton identity safe app but the same Safari and Chrome don't ask to save passwords, don't autofill or use my save passwords..before the upgrade was working fine! Macbook Pro 2.3 Early 2011


  • Charlie Lang Calculating status...
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    Jul 31, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to MAgg77)

    I am also getting the same problem.


    have tried resetting safari, deleting the cache in library, deleting the safari preferences but nothing has worked

  • MacTheFox Calculating status...
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    Jul 31, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to MAgg77)

    Same Problem to me. Very disappointing! BUT:

    I have my doubt Safari is reading some extra HTML flags now (since 6.0) that blocks the password saving. In my case PayPal will not save my password anymore because PayPal is using the HTML tag autocomplete="off" on the password field. So basically Safari works correctly - just respecting the HTML tags. Hope this helps.

  • The Dude Abides Level 4 Level 4 (1,835 points)
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    Jul 31, 2012 6:47 PM (in response to MAgg77)

    Most of my passwords still work, but some don't, and when entering them again on those sites, Safari doesn't even give me the option to add to keychain.  And the passwords I had saved for the past few years for those sites are gone from keychain. 

  • coolhanduke Calculating status...

    I think the problem is systemwide with Mountain Lion. Not only does Safari auto fill not work on most of my favoirite sites (it works at!) but serial numbers for some third party apps, like Event Manager for FCPX, dro out and the company has had to reset from their end. There's a bug that got through. I hope Apple fixes it.

  • LW5287 Calculating status...

    This is not just a Mountain Lion issue...


    I upgraded to Safari 6 last night but I'm still running Lion 10.7.4 and I have the same issue.  Some sites the ID/PW are still saved and still populated and others are missing and I'm not even prompted to re-save them to the keychain. 


    This is extremely frustrating becasue the sites that won't popluate or save are the ones I used the most.

  • The Dude Abides Level 4 Level 4 (1,835 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to LW5287)

    Yes- I'm also still on 10.7.  I did a reinstall of a standalone package of Safari for Lion (link posted on these discussion pages) and it seems to have solved my crashing issues.  None for 24 hours!  But still have a few sites with no way to save passwords. 

  • MikeChrista Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2012 12:35 AM (in response to MAgg77)

    Same problem for me since upgrading to ML.  Safari remembers autofills for some passwords but not others.  For example my web mail password was no longer auto filled.  Checked in the keychain list and all the info was there. Therefore I deleted this and tried again - but Safari did not offer to remember the password.  Than ran an old script I had that is designed to "Removed autocomplete=off from 0 forms and from 2 form elements, and removed onsubmit from 0 forms. After you type your password and submit the form, the browser will offer to remember your password." Safari then offered to remember the password.  I accepted this and checked that the password was then saved in keychain - it was. However, next time I tried to access the email Safari once more did not auto complete.  Very frustrating, especially as some auto completes do work.  I hope apple sort this out soon.

  • coolhanduke Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to MAgg77)

    I'm now wondering if the password problem in Mountain Lion isn't also an iCloud issue. Passwords that have worked daily on my iPhone now do not autofill, basically stopped working after Mountain Lion was installed. It's a plague that should be stopped before a good rep for "it just works" gets tarnished further.

    MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • roccit Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    On a related note, the new view source code system is cool, but makes it hard to just search quickly for a string in the code.

  • zincfinger Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to MAgg77)

    Hi. I have the same problem. I was using Safari 5.1.7. in my old iMac - no problem with username and password autocomplete, even for pages with the HTML tag "autocomplete = off". Now running Safari 6.0 in my new iMac and does not work anymore... OS X version is 10.7.4. I wonder why this was changed anyway?

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