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Status: New idea

Firefox should ask for primary password/system password only when you want to view the passwords in about:logins, not every time when you open the browser . This thing it's already in chromium browsers, when i click to view the password.

Let's be honest. For example my pc is opened and someone wants to look for something online, they don't know my system password (pc password) and asking for the primary password when they open firefox is unacceptable, they can view my passwords afterwards. Primary password should be asked only when you want to autocomplete a field or to view passwords.

Strollin' around

Every time I open firefox there is a main password login popup, which is an annoying design. Why not refer to chrome's design for password management, which automatically fills in the password when it is needed, and only requires login to view the password. Also, the need to be logged in to sync feels a bit inexplicable.

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another thing in the same context. we should be able to adjust how frequently firefox will ask for master password like 5 mins, 15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour, per session. this way when we are working on our personal computer with someone, we may need to login to a website then we enter the master password but this way we enable all the private information. the other person might take a look at our passwords when we are getting a coffe or stuff. you know.

safari asks for master password every time i need to enter a saved password. or this is an idea, firefox might ask for the master password every time i need to access the saved passwords

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This is exactly my problem too. I don't want to type my master password (which would be at least somewhat complicated) every time i open the browser. The option you described should definitely be available.