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donw9876 Aug 10, 2010 04:02 PM

This is a pet peeve.

Every other message board that I visit allows Firefox's "remember form entries" feature to work. So when I land on some other board's login screen, my user name and password are automatically populated.

Chowhound has to be different. You guys pop up an overly programmed, clever little CSS based box that contains the user and password fields. Firefox does not fill these in, ever, so I have to type it in, and I usually get it wrong.

Also, this new release has a Firefox related bug. That klever little CSS floating login form does not get dismissed when the username/password has been accepted. So I have to manually refresh the entire window to make it go away.

I suspect that there is someone there at Chowhound who felt compelled to be creative and unique with the login feature, but I say it is a poor implementation for these reasons.

Keep the login form on the page without the popup form malarky so that the browser's convenience features for form fill-in work as expected.

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  1. Bossa_Nova RE: donw9876 Aug 10, 2010 05:28 PM

    "Also, this new release has a Firefox related bug. That klever little CSS floating login form does not get dismissed when the username/password has been accepted. So I have to manually refresh the entire window to make it go away. "

    This happens to me in IE8 also.

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      DGresh RE: Bossa_Nova Aug 10, 2010 11:31 PM

      Yes IE 8 is a problem. I figured I just couldn't use it in IE8 because pressing the "login" button does absolutely nothing.

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        janniecooks RE: Bossa_Nova Aug 11, 2010 06:02 AM

        This happens to me using Google Chrome 5.0 also.

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          grayelf RE: janniecooks Aug 11, 2010 01:09 PM

          I'd settle for the "hola, guapo" greeting being deep sixed. I may be guapa (arguable) but I will never be guapo :-).

      2. boyzoma RE: donw9876 Aug 11, 2010 01:56 PM

        I retried this feature today and it worked fine (if not a little slow when logging in) and the window went away. Oh - and I use FF. Let me take part of that back. I still have to type in my name and pw, but whe window closes automatically now, which it didn't before.

        1. srsone RE: donw9876 Feb 1, 2011 06:27 AM

          i agree...none of the browsers i use will recognize the little pop window for automatic login...
          it would be nice if it could...

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            ShakenNotStirred RE: donw9876 Feb 2, 2011 01:49 PM

            In firefox, instead of clicking on "login" open it in a new tab. After you enter the username and password once, firefox will ask if you want in to remember your login info. Next time you are not automatically logged in, just open "login" in a new tab and the fields will automatically be populated.

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              Engineering RE: ShakenNotStirred Feb 2, 2011 02:24 PM

              Yes, as ShakenNotStirred has alluded too. The old full page login is still active:

              http://www.chow.com/account/login

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