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[Bug 290507] Re: Firefox Should Not Prompt for Password Save in Guest Session


*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 435930 ***

The solution of bug #435930 kind of solves this problem by explaining the nature of guest mode to the users.
I don't think it can be expected by the Ubuntu developer team to change the behaviour of each software to make them foolproof in guest mode.

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 435930
   Guest session does not warn about temporary nature of files

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  Firefox Should Not Prompt for Password Save in Guest Session

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ubuntu-desktop

  When using the guest session in Intrepid, Firefox prompts users if they want to save their passwords on websites. This is a problem for two reasons:
  1. The passwords are only saved for that session (this is good, though a different impression is given by the offer to save passwords)
  2. Alice logs in as a guest, saves a password in firefox, and then switches the session to Bob without logging out. Then Bob lets Joseph use the guest session by switching him to it, Joseph has access to the password that Alice saved previously.

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