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Firefox itself doesn't need a password; it's probably a website asking for a password or the password vault.
Why does my Firefox require a login each time I use it?
In this excerpt from Answercast #45, I try to clear up some confusion about exactly what is asking for a password in a Firefox web browser.
My guess is it's not Firefox that's requiring a login.
Or any other time.
Now, typically, what that means is that:
You have your home page set to some site.
And that site then requires a login for you to do be able to use it.
For example, perhaps your home page has been set to Hotmail.com. Well, in order to use Hotmail.com, you need to login with your username and password. Maybe that's what you are seeing.
Another option is perhaps you've configured Firefox to remember passwords for you, and the site that you have set as your home page requires a password:
If you've password protected Firefox's password vault (in other words where it saves your passwords), it may be asking you for the password to unlock its password vault.
So that would be the other thing that I would think of.
But, like I said, outside of that, I really can't think of a scenario where Firefox itself is actually asking you to login.
Nine times out of ten, it is a site that you are visiting;
If that happens to be your home page then that could be what's causing it to
ask you to login as soon as you start up Firefox.
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