"Remember me" doesn't work after recent upgrade.



  • I have looked for a setting to make this work, but can't find one. Any ideas?

    Vivaldi 2.9.1705.34 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
    Revision 44bd2b25227d4a11b8317dd46d602773bcdbe4df
    OS Windows 10 OS Version 1903 (Build 18362.476)
    JavaScript V8 7.8.279.19
    Flash 32.0.0.270 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_32_0_0_270.dll
    User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.72 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/2.9.1705.34
    Command Line "C:\Users\IBM\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --ppapi-flash-path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_32_0_0_270.dll" --save-page-as-mhtml
    Executable Path C:\Users\IBM\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe
    Profile Path C:\Users\IBM\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default


  • Moderator

    @JohnPF Please tell us: on which page does this happen? Give us a URL.



  • It always happens. I have about 30 saved passwords, and in most cases I would be logged in automatically to each site. Now I have to log in manually.

    BTW, I set up Sync at the same time as upgrading, so this is another possible cause. Because of the password problem I have not yet set up sync to wok on any other machine, and nor have I upgraded any other machine to the latest version of Vivaldi.


  • Moderator

    @JohnPF said in "Remember me" doesn't work after recent upgrade.:

    Vivaldi 2.9.1705.34

    Please update your Vivaldi to 2.9.1705.41.


  • Moderator

    @JohnPF

    "Remember me"

    Please explain this.

    What should be remembered if you login?
    Loginname+Password? Please check if the login can be found Vivaldi Settings → Privacy.

    After you logged in some login data are stored in cookies. Do you have extensions as Adguard etc. which may change privacy settings and delete cookies the next day?

    Do you use tools in Windows like CCleaner or something else? Or soem Security Tools?



  • There were some problems with saved passwords IIRC. Backup C:\Users\IBM\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Login Data, then delete it and try if saving passwords works.



  • @Gwen-Dragon

    When you log into this forum, the following appears:

    Login
    New to Vivaldi? Create an account

    Username
    JohnPF
    Password
    ••••••••••••
    Remember me
    Sign In
    Reset password | Recover username



  • @potmeklecbohdan

    Thanks, I will try that, as well as downloading the newest version.

    BTW, I'm impressed and grateful for the rapid responses to my post.

    Now I have been told I must wait before I can post again. 😞



  • …or it could be a cookies issue. Check how Settings → Privacy → Cookies looks like.



  • @JohnPF said:

    Now I have been told I must wait before I can post again. 😞

    That is forum anti-spam. I think you must have reputation (upvotes you get) of 2 or more to not be restricted like this.



  • I can't see how cookies could cause this. It happens every time, on every website for which I have a password.



  • @JohnPF Your logins are usually saved in cookies. And 'cause you didn't tell us if you want to stay logged in or to autofill passwords (or how the password saving feature works), we have to guess what's the problem…


  • Moderator

    @JohnPF Please answer my previously posted questions.

    Please explain this.
    What should be remembered if you login?
    Loginname+Password? Please check if the login can be found Vivaldi Settings → Privacy.
    After you logged in some login data are stored in cookies. Do you have extensions as Adguard etc. which may change privacy settings and delete cookies the next day?
    Do you use tools in Windows like CCleaner or something else? Or soem Security Tools?



  • @Gwen-Dragon

    I appreciate you taking the time to answer me, but you don't seem to be very familiar with Vivaldi, or browsers generally.

    When you enter a password into a webpage, the program asks if you want to save it. Obviously it needs to save the log-in name too, and the website.

    Additionally, many sites, like Vivaldi, ask if you want to be logged in automatically when you visit. That is what "remember me" does.

    Surely you use this yourself? If not, you could save a lot of time by doing so.

    I have already told you that I have around 30 sites with saved passwords. Vivaldi still has them but it just isn't logging me in automatically.



  • @potmeklecbohdan

    The saved passwords are all still there. It is surely Vivaldi, not a cookie, that logs me in automatically. It should be possible to change cookie settings without losing passwords.

    I have been with Vivaldi since it first appeared (being a lover of the old Opera). I have upgraded regularly, but I have never had this issue.

    When I have a moment I will do what has been suggested and see if it solves the problem.

    And BTW, I obviously want to be logged in automatically or I wouldn't have raised this point! 🙂



  • @JohnPF said:

    I appreciate you taking the time to answer me, but you don't seem to be very familiar with Vivaldi, or browsers generally.

    Eh, she's Vivaldi soprano and a web developer 😄



  • @potmeklecbohdan 😂
    😱🔥 🔥 🔥 🐲

    @JohnPF Cookies are what logs you in automatically, after you set "Remember me", or "Save as cookie" (or whatever the site chooses to name it). It then saves the login cookie as a persistent cookie as opposed to a session cookie.

    If you are constantly getting logged out of sites then cookies are not set persistent, this could be either due to a setting, an extension deleting cookies or some security software on your system doing the same thing.



  • @Pathduck @potmeklecbohdan @Gwen-Dragon

    First, an apology.

    I apologise for suggesting that anybody trying to help me didn't know their stuff. Especially Gwen. 😘

    Second, thanks primarily to @potmek, I have now realised what was going wrong.

    The explanation is that somehow or other, probably my fault, cookies were switched from "Accept Cookies - All" to "Accept Cookies - This session only".

    It would appear that cookie settings don't affect whether or not Vivaldi stores passwords; they only affect whether "remember me" is remembered and invoked, or not. If cookies are discarded after the end of a session, "remember me" is forgotten.

    I am back to "Accept Cookies - All", and everything is working as it should.

    Thank you very much for your help.


  • Moderator

    @JohnPF said in "Remember me" doesn't work after recent upgrade.:

    I apologise for suggesting that anybody trying to help me didn't know their stuff. Especially Gwen.

    OK. You really had a bad day.

    But have no fear for the future, me as a mythical dragon 🔥🐲 does not burn all knights to dust and rust. 😉


  • Moderator

    @JohnPF said in "Remember me" doesn't work after recent upgrade.:

    The explanation is that somehow or other, probably my fault, cookies were switched from "Accept Cookies - All" to "Accept Cookies - This session only".

    Cookies Settings, cookie managing extensions and privacy tools would have been the second question to you.
    But you found it yourself.

    Enjoy browsing.


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