Is there some way to FORCE Msie to remember passwords?



P. Burrows
07-10-2005, 02:10 AM
Some websites, like GMail, try to force the browser (like MSIE) to not
remember the password. (It does this by setting autocomplete="off")

Is there someway to override this so MSIE WILL remember it anyway?

(Any solutions appreciated, including deletion of files, registery hacks
etc - except use another browser ;-)

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
No, but there are other solutions, like a script using a 'sendkeys' function. Put the focus in the GMail password box, and click a
shortcut in QuickLaunch for this script file.
--getmail.vbs--
set shell=createobject("wscript.shell')
shell.appactivate "<IE browser title goes here, or at least the first word of the title>"
shell.sendkeys "12345678"
shell.sendkeys "[ENTER]"
--end file--

--

Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
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"P. Burrows" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:MPG.1cfdd84db700cfe7989e30@news.usenetserver.com...
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>
> Some websites, like GMail, try to force the browser (like MSIE) to not
> remember the password. (It does this by setting autocomplete="off")
>
> Is there someway to override this so MSIE WILL remember it anyway?
>
> (Any solutions appreciated, including deletion of files, registery hacks
> etc - except use another browser ;-)
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>

P. Burrows
07-10-2005, 02:11 AM
In article <OUUs3nTYFHA.252@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>,
marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com says...

Hey, a reply and from someone with a name that doesn't look all weird
either *G*

> No, but there are other solutions, like a script using a 'sendkeys' function. Put the focus in the GMail password box, and click a
> shortcut in QuickLaunch for this script file.
> --getmail.vbs--
> set shell=createobject("wscript.shell')
> shell.appactivate "<IE browser title goes here, or at least the first word of the title>"
> shell.sendkeys "12345678"
> shell.sendkeys "[ENTER]"
> --end file--


Interesting. It didn't work, until I added {tab} to the first one -
otherwise it just ended up in the same box.

Pity about MSIE, apparently firefox and opera can do it. And there is a
bookmarklet to mozilla.

Suggestions have been to find the relevant MSIE dll and hex edit the
autocomplete word out, or set up a proxy. But I guess this is easier,
if less secure than if MSIE had remembered it.

But thanks :)


Is there some way to FORCE Msie to remember passwords?