On 3/1/2009 5:42 PM, MikeyG wrote:
> Mark Hansen wrote:
>> On 03/01/09 12:18, Henry wrote:
>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>
>>>> Henry wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Henry wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Henry wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> In Password Manager, if you have more than one entry
>>>>>>>>> for a site, can you delete all but one?  There are
>>>>>>>>> some sites I have 3 and 4 entries listed.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> and your question is what?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> My question is can I remove the extra Password Manager entries for 
>>>>>>> the same site and just leave one site listed in Password Manager or 
>>>>>>> does Password Manager use more than one entry for some reason?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Henry
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> you can remove whatever you want to remove
>>>>>>
>>>>> I got this reply from Bill Davidson. "I would be afraid that they are 
>>>>> not really duplicates, but you can't see the difference. That is 
>>>>> museum artifact code you have there."
>>>>>
>>>>> I don't know what that means, but it makes me afraid to delete the 
>>>>> duplicate entries.  Can I do harm? Please explain.
>>>>>
>>>>> Henry
>>>> take a look at each entry and make sure they're not duplicates.  If 
>>>> they're dups, then delete them.  If they're not dups, and each one is 
>>>> different, then don't delete them.  For example, you may log into 
>>>> hotmail.com, but the server may be live.2.com or live.3.com or something 
>>>> similar.
>>>>
>>>> As for "museum artifact code" he's talking about the password manager it 
>>>> self.  The code is ancient and belongs in a museum.
>>>>
>>>> If you want to see your passwords better, then I've attached something 
>>>> that works great.  Just save it to your hard drive, then use the 
>>>> Browser, and click on File, Open File, find the file, and open it from 
>>>> there.  It will give you a list of all your passwords.  A lot better 
>>>> than the current password manager, imo though!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>
>>>> *MOZILLA PASSWORD INFORMATION*
>>>>
>>>> Produced by /display_moz_passwords.html/ (by "ernie" - Andrew Poth - Ed 
>>>> Mullen)
>>>>
>>>> *Host*     *User name*     *Password*
>>>>
>>> The program you attached works great.  Here are some entries (without 
>>> passwords) that I have.  Can I delete all but one of each of them?
>>>
>>> https://www.comcast.com     wa0...@arrl.net         
>>> https://www.comcast.com     wa0...@arrl.net
>>> https://www.paypal.com              1       
>>> https://www.paypal.com              wa0...@arrl.net         
>>> https://www.paypal.com              1       
>>> https://www.paypal.com              1       
>>> https://www.paypal.com              1
>>>
>>> This is where I don't know what's safe to delete.
>>>
>>> Thanks for you program.
>>>
>>> Henry
>> I think there may be some confusion here. The list of passwords only holds
>> passwords which you used (as some time) to log into a page which was
>> protected by login/password. If you delete the saved entry for a particular
>> page such that the browser no longer has a saved login/password for it,
>> you will be prompted again (and will again be able to have the browser
>> save it).
>>
>> So ... you can delete them all if you like. You will just be asked to 
>> re-enter
>> them the next time you go to one of those protected pages.
>>
>> As far as the duplicates go, if two entries have the same Site, User Name
>> and Password, then I believe the duplicates are not used. They shouldn't
>> even be there, but I've see duplicates even on (reasonably) current versions
>> of SeaMonkey.
>>
>> Best Regards,
> 
> I believe that I have deleted a few duplicates that I have found in my 
> passwords, only to have one or two return. I just, thought no more of it 
> and left them alone.
> 
> MikeyG

Duplicate entries might be a symptom of Bug 392360 (but not necessarily
so).  See <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=392360>.

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