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Posted on Monday, May 16th, 2005

Dave!I just downloaded the first bug patch for MacOS X 10.4, and am not impressed. The biggest pain in the ass problem with Tiger has not been fixed at all.

Web logins are not remembered. Not in Safari, not in Firefox, not in ANYTHING. Login to eBay, and you are forgotten instantly and have to keep logging in over and over again. Amazon... the same. EVEN APPLE'S SITE forgets your login. WTF?!?

But the most dumbass example is with Movable Type. In order to approve a comment I have to login. Then I have to login to get to the comments. Then I have to login again after clicking the "approve button." Then I have to login to process the approval. Then I have to login again to get back to the comments section. And repeat again and again and again.

This is some stupid shit right here.

Even worse? Myself and several-other-people have reported the problem in Apple's discussion forum and NO REPLY IS OFFERED. Does Apple even bother to cruise their own forums? Who the f#@% knows! All I do know is that if I wanted my problems completely ignored and left unfixed, I would go back to using a Microsoft Windows piece of shit. I guess since it doesn't seem to affect everybody, Apple thinks we can just wait.

There are, of course, other minor problems that drive me nuts, but not to the point of wanting to kill somebody like this login bug does. If Steve Jobs was standing here, he'd definitely get a bitch-slapping.

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  1. ssp says:

    My Safari works fine.

    Perhaps your preferences have silently changed to turn off password autofilling? Or there’s a problem with your keychain?

    I’d check the Safari preferences and my keychain when looking at this. Or dump Safari’s preference file. – Probably quicker than waiting for a reply from Apple.

  2. Dave2 says:

    I have tried absolutely everything I can think of. Here is one of my posts on the Apple Boards:

    Ever since installing Tiger, web logins are not remembered.

    At first I thought this was a Safari issue… but other web applications fail as well. Each and every time I go to a site that used to remember my login information and not ask for it, I now find myself having to type in a name and password AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. I’m starting to go insane.

    I have deleted my Keychain. I have created a new user. I have repaired disk permissions. I have tried multiple web browsers. I have purged cookies and reset Safari. I have installed PithHelmet and adjusted cookie permissions. I have ensured cookies are accepted for any site. I have fiddled with every permission I can find in Safari, Security, Network, and everything else I can think of. I have turned Keychain syncing on and off. I have deleted every preference related to internet access or surfing.

    And it’s not just me… other users have reported this problem in other forums, There have been suggestions, but no solutions that I can find. Has anybody figured out how to get Safari to remember web logins under Tiger from a clean install?

  3. HeideH says:

    WOW! I don’t know what the hell you just said but boy did it sound cool!!

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