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Hello,

I'm testing the new 3.2 version, it's a very good job, very clean, with a nice editor. And I'm not generous with compliments.

The window to login is nice but there is a problem : Firefox doesn't automaticaly complete the form. I have to search in the tools to find my password (11 caractères).

I'm sure that can be improved.

Nice job anyway. We can switch to one editing mode to an other in one click, it's very usefull.

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Invision says it's not a bug because this behavior is intended. I say, at the very least, it should be a setting so admin's can decide how hand-holding it will take to help users reset passwords and the complaints thereof. Sure, it's eye candy but a lot of users are complaining.

So here's the fix. It does involve a physical file edit, so this may not be for everyone. Ok, ready? Let's get started.


1) Edit a file on the server called: ipb.js located in /path/to/your/board/public/js/ipb.js Make a backup copy.

2) Find this code:

inlineSignin: function( e ) { if( ipb.vars['is_touch'] ){ // Just go to normal form for touch devices return; } var elem = Event.findElement(e);



3) Replace the above code with:

inlineSignin: function( e ) { if( ipb.vars['is_touch'] ){ // Just go to normal form for touch devices return; } return; var elem = Event.findElement(e);

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It's not up to us to decide that - it's a browser feature. Browsers generally don't auto-fill passwords in dynamic forms. I haven't tested it, but I believe some of the newer releases do now support that, in particular the latest version of Safari.

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One way to solve this is to have the login form in the source (just hidden), and then make it visible when the link is clicked. This is what I did with my 3.1 skins before the popup form was introduced by default.

Having ajax pull the form is causing the issue I believe (and it would also be more user friendly if there wasn't a slight delay while the form is loaded).

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It's not up to us to decide that - it's a browser feature. Browsers generally don't auto-fill passwords in dynamic forms. I haven't tested it, but I believe some of the newer releases do now support that, in particular the latest version of Safari.



It could be up to the admin whether they want to activate the pretty popup that can't "remember" passwords because ajax is pulling the html. :)
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[size=4]Invision says it's not a bug because this behavior is intended. I say, at the very least, it should be a setting so admin's can decide how hand-holding it will take to help users reset passwords and the complaints thereof. Sure, it's eye candy but a lot of users are complaining. [/size]



[size=4]So here's the fix. It does involve a physical file edit, so this may not be for everyone. Ok, ready? Let's get started.[/size]




[size=4]1) Edit a file on the server called: ipb.js located in /path/to/your/board/public/js/ipb.js Make a backup copy.[/size]



[size=4]2) Find this code:[/size]




[size=4]3) Replace the above code with:[/size]




Just upgraded to the latest 3.2.3 and I forgot about this change. My users immediately began complaining. I scratch my head, as I try to figure this one out. All it would take is a check box in the ACP to enable/disable this popup login system that won't allow browsers to remember passwords. This has effected so many people, someone even has a mod in the Marketplace that fixes this issue another way. But if you don't want to pay $8, and you do want your users' browsers to remember their passwords, you have to make this file edit.
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While this may technically not be a bug, it is indeed an issue for quite a lot of users. Apparently, most people don't remember their password after a few months and have problems logging in. I don't like retyping my password too, so I am forced to ctrl+click and a get a new tab if I wan't to log in. This is, as a minimum, a usability issue. Just wanted to add my 2 cents :)

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In the company where I work there are a few things that are browser bugs but we still find workarounds when customers complain...

I would say if IPS is completely against coding around this then get rid of the soft pop up to log in... It's not like we need a soft pop up for everything.


I understand I could do the workaround myself but I hate having to do things that will get wiped on every update.

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Hi,

 

sorry to raise this old post again, but im facing this exact issue.

The solution in post 2 has bits missing could someone repost the information please?

In step 2 the code it says to find is missing

the code in step 4 is different from the quoted coe just below it.

 

I have just started using IPB after years with VB then Xenforo, and this is a really very annoying and silly problem.

I would appreciate it if someone could help me out here.

Thanks

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