How to Change a Stored Password in Firefox


Regularly changing your password is a good idea, especially if you log into websites from public computers which can record what you type. Although Firefox does not allow you to directly change the password stored in its database, you can effectively change it by removing its entry and then logging back into the website. This forces Firefox to ask you to save the password again, which replaces the previous entry.

  • Press the "Alt" key to expose the top Menu bar, which is hidden in Firefox 4 by default. This makes the textual Menu bar appear.

  • Click "Tools" in the Menu bar, and select "Options." Alternatively, click the top left "Firefox" button and select "Options."

  • Click the "Security" tab.

  • Click "Saved Passwords" in the "Passwords" section.

  • Click the listed website for which you want to change the password, then click "Remove."

  • Visit the website you just removed from the password list, and log in to the site.

  • Click "Remember Password" in the top pop-up dialog box to establish the website's new login details in the password list.

Tips & Warnings

  • This procedure applies to the Windows version of Firefox; the procedure for the Mac version is slightly different.

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