I uninstalled Firefox, including deleting the configurations, rebooted, and re-installed it cleanly, and now it remembers user names and passwords like it should. However, in the process, it also deletes all the bookmarks. Hmm, what to do? Well, there’s this great add-on to Firefox called Foxmarks. Before you uninstall Firefox, download Foxmarks and add it on. It will then record all your bookmarks and save them on a server. Then, after you’ve re-installed the new Firefox, you add Foxmarks back in and hey presto, it repopulates your bookmarks. This also comes in handy when you have more than one computer using Firefox, say at home and at work; you can use the same bookmarks in both places. And every time you add a bookmark, Foxmarks will automatically add it to the server and synchronize it.
I know all you techies are saying “Well, duh,” but give us semi-Luddites a little credit for catching up.