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Offline figueroa419

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Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« on: November 19, 2017, 02:27:31 AM »
I'm not liking the auto fill feature when I am signing up for a new site.  It automatically fills it in with the random password.  I prefer to set my own passwords and constantly having to delete the passwords each time, and sometimes a second time because when I click out of the box it fills it back in again.  Is there a way to turn this off?

And I'm not talking about turning off the auto-fill when Im logging into a site that I have a saved password for, just the password suggestion generator.  Thanks

Offline David1538

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Re: Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 02:30:13 AM »
I would also like to know how to turn OFF or DISABLE  the strong password generator as I have my own passwords that I can use and it keeps changing thye passwords every time. So annoying. >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 08:41:29 AM »
Me three. Very much wish to turn-off/deactivate the password generator popup.

Offline Martin Kvetko

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Re: Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 07:49:15 AM »
As I noted in other thread we are considering extension settings redesign and this is another option we may discuss. We just don't want to have too complex as you may then loose in your options. At the moment we can't turn off password generator being offered on sites where we think it is usefull. Please post sites where it causes troubles and we will try to fix the issue.

Offline Danny146

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Re: Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 06:19:22 AM »
It's annoying on every site where it is presented.  I manage my own strong PWs, and I don't like having this forced on me.  Am considering removing the tool altogether, as Google Chrome can save PWs for me and not be contstantly stepping in front of me like Avast does.

Offline AMartinNo1

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Re: Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 08:36:22 PM »
What about an option within Avast to disable for those who do not want this feature?

Offline Martin Kvetko

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Re: Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 11:51:58 AM »
We are working on UX updates which should resolve annoyance of PW generator. We may think about disabling this feature by settings, but we are convinced this is good thing but at this time only badly implemented. Once we release the updated version of our extension with the updated generator logic I would love to get feedback from you to know what you think about it. We will collect the feedback anyway and if it will be still negative we will consider global turn on/off switch.

Offline Gavaton

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The People are trying to tell you something...
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 06:11:21 PM »
Hey there, Avast! Folks

I think you should listen to your paying users when we say, "WE WANT THE OPTION TO TURN OFF THE PASSWORD GENERATOR".

You say that you believe the password is a "good thing", but I completely disagree.  I feel that Avast!'s password generator is obnoxious and obtrusive - and I am OBVIOUSLY NOT ALONE.

You disagree?  How about making it a Settings Toggle, and you will find out just how FEW customers actually prefer to have Avast! generate passwords for them.

Ignoring your paying customers won't serve you very well in the long run...

Gavin


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Re: Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2018, 09:14:02 PM »
The user should have the option as to using the auto PW generation or not.
The present settings don't work for most people. (Free or paid) Thanks
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Offline Hartwell

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Re: Can I turn off auto generate pw for new sites?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 03:57:49 AM »
Agreed. Please. It is VERY annoying and never use it. It is just a nuisance. Thank you for taking action to allow it to be turned off.