Use this neat extension in order to automatically gain access to your numerous online services, without having to input all those complicated credentials
If you're part of the "I can never remember my passwords" group, then you'd better read the following article. It's for your own good. RoboForm Password Manager is the extension you should be seeking when browsing the internet with Firefox. It will help you remember all your account passwords, or actually, it will remember them for you, provided you don't forget the only important, the password to RoboForm.
Yes, it's a sort of a password manager, but better
What RoboForm aims to change is you having to remember all those passwords. It asks you to teach it where all the passwords go in order for it to help you fill them in next time you want to access one of your favorite services.
This works to your advantage, as you'll only have one password to remember and that is your RoboForm access key. You'll definitely notice an increase in your productivity. No more lost time trying to remember or find clues to unlock access to your online apps. Use RoboForm.
A plethora of features, less worries for you
This particular extension has quite a number of features. Apart from allowing you to log in to accounts with one click, you can automatically save passwords when you log in to other services online. The "Matching Logins" feature is another interesting aspect of this addon. It can help grant access to services that use a multi-step login system. Filling website forms are also covered by RoboForm. Changing your PC or simply temporarily logged in on a different PC? Fear not, RoboForm can easily be transferred from one PC to another. All data is saved in your account.
Thus, RoboForm Password Manager is an extension that everyone should try. It will help ease the pain of trying to remember login credentials. It's worth mentioning that this extension is but a fraction of the potential of the brand. RoboForm works best if installed as a full-fledged application on your PC. The application version is filled with even more options and choices.
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Say Goodbye to the Roboform Toolbar in Firefox. Here's why
Infopackets Reader Dan L. writes:
" Dear Dennis,
I imagine that you might soon be hearing from your users about Roboform having suddenly lost its toolbar feature in FireFox.
If not, here's the answer: starting with the recently issued Roboform 8.3.7, the RoboForm extension will no longer include a full static toolbar above the content pane of Firefox. Instead, you get a button with a message that reads ("Click this button to show RoboForm commands") with a vertical menu, similar to how Roboform works in Chrome.
I found an article at RoboForm that explains the changes - and it seems that Mozilla has decided to fully embrace the use of WebExtensions starting with Firefox version 57 due out in the fall. With this release, the use of full static toolbars will no longer be allowed, though technically Mozilla has been implementing this plan since Firefox 53. Frankly, I think this is horrible in terms of usability.
The only solution at the moment (should you wish to continue using the toolbar) appears to be to roll back to the previous version of Roboform 8.3.5. But that, of course, only delays the inevitable. Anyway, I thought you might want to hang on to this information since the question may come rolling in soon. Keep up your good work! "
Thanks for the info. I had been putting off the update for the last week or so because I've been so busy with remote desktop support, and didn't want any surprises - then you sent me this email. I've just installed the latest version of Roboform today (188.8.131.52) to see what it was like, and you are right - the menu, and even the icons, have changed dramatically.
A few months back I was about to ditch Firefox completely, because it was eating ridiculous amounts of RAM - even today it will eat 2.7 GB of RAM on my machine, which then causes Firefox to slow down quite a bit - and so I started looking at Chrome as a replacement. That said, I noticed the Roboform layout in Chrome was completely different than what it looked like in Firefox - similar to how you are describing now.
Eventually I decided to stick with Firefox because I still use a few extensions that simply aren't available in Chrome. At this time I decided to completely remove and reinstall Firefox - and in the process, got rid of a few Firefox extensions (hoping this was going to resolve the Firefox RAM issue I was having).
By removing the extensions, it changed my layout of Firefox completely. There didn't seem to be any place to fit Roboform on my toolbar any longer - so I decided to try using Roboform with only the Roboform icon present, rather than the full toolbar you are describing. I can tell you now, I actually prefer to use it this way because it's very tidy.
As you mentioned, Firefox 57 is due out later this year, and that is going to have an impact on a lot of add-ons and extensions. Be prepared that many of your extensions may no longer work when this update comes out. Most importantly, however, is that older versions of Roboform are no longer going to work - so you might as well get used to it now.
I've placed my Roboform icon between the address bar and the search bar, as this makes the most sense to me. Give it a try! It's not that bad.
Thanks for the tip! If anyone else has an opinion, feel free to leave your two cents in the comments below.
Are you Still Using Roboform 7? Time to Upgrade!
Firefox 57 will be due out in a few months and if you haven't already upgraded to Roboform 8, now is the time to do it. Even if you don't use Firefox, Roboform is continually under development and will always need updating, and holding onto older versions simply isn't viable for the same reasons mentioned in this article. If you need help with the transition to Roboform 8, I can help. I can also help setup a 'centralized Roboform database' so that you can use Roboform 8 on multiple computers in the home (or office) so that they all share the same Roboform data. If anyone reading this article needs help upgrading to Roboform 8: simply contact me briefly describing the issue and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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About the author: Dennis Faas is the owner and operator of Infopackets.com. With over 30 years of computing experience, Dennis' areas of expertise are a broad range and include PC hardware, Microsoft Windows, Linux, network administration, and virtualization. Dennis holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science (1999) and has authored 6 books on the topics of MS Windows and PC Security. If you like the advice you received on this page, please up-vote / Like this page and share it with friends. For technical support inquiries, Dennis can be reached via Live chat online this site using the Zopim Chat service (currently located at the bottom left of the screen); optionally, you can contact Dennis through the website contact form.
RoboForm for Firefox works with the following file extensions:
Note: You can click on any file extension link from the list below, to view its detailed information. The list of extensions used or otherwise associated with the application may not be complete, because many common file extensions on our website, such as jpg (pictures) or txt (text files), can be opened by a large number of applications, or are too general file format. However most, if not all directly associated file extensions should be listed with its appropriate program. Although its likely, that some file extensions may be missing from the list of associated file extensions with the application, yet they can be opened, be part of, or otherwise be associated with the program.
RoboForm for Firefox
There are two versions of RoboForm for Firefox:
Full RoboForm Toolbar for Windows
By default, the latest version of RoboForm will work with the latest version of Firefox on Windows.
No additional xpi's are required and this version provides the best user experience.
(Works with Windows XP, Vista, Win7)
Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions
Please read RoboForm ver 7 Firefox FAQ for troubleshooting and common issues.
RoboForm versions vs Firefox versions
RoboForm ver 7.5.0 and later have new Firefox Adapter that is
RoboForm ver 7.5 and later supports Firefox ver 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and so on.
RoboForm ver 7.5 and later does *not* support Firefox 3.
If you really need RoboForm to work in Firefox 3, use RoboForm ver 7.4.2.
Note that Roboform ver 7.4.2 does not support Firefox 4 and it never will.
RoboForm ver 6 supports only Firefox ver 3.
RoboForm for Mac supports Firefox now
Firefox users on MacOS should install new version of RoboForm for Mac.
It suports Firefox for Mac now.
RoboForm Lite Standalone Extension (recommended for Linux users)
RoboForm Lite is completely free.
|Identities||View, Delete, Fill, Rename|
|Safenotes||View, Delete, Rename|
(Works with all Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux)
RoboForm Lite News, updated June 22, 2011.
Ver 2.1.0 New Features and Changes:
* Create/Edit/Save of the Bookmarks was added.
* Edit of local Identities was added.
* Manual Save operation of the current document fields was added.
* Reset/Clear fields commands were added.
* Disjoint Logins/Bookmarks in UI (can be join together in Options).
* Disjoint Identity/Contact in UI (context menu disjointed also).
Ver 2.1.0 Fixes:
* Fix Contacts cannot be added to main toolbar as Active Id.
* Show only available groups for Contacts.
* Add Note field for identity groups.
* Alphabetical order of the local files fix for Linux.
* Many UI fixes in dialogs for Linux.
Ver 2.0.0 New Features and Changes:
* Create/Save/Edit support added for Safenotes.
* Acttive Identity in main toolbar is now taken automatically from root folder.
* You can also set Active Identity manually via context menu for individual identity.
* Form Fill dialog added. Form fill from different instances of the group implemented.
* Session Timeout info dialog was added. Show non modal dialog (5 seconds).
* Create new Folder, Safenote dialog was added.
* Password Generator dialog: added *Special symbols in password* feature.
* Login dialog. Add indicator of the cookie settings of the Firefox browser.
* Add submenu for folder object in context menu (Add folder, Add safenote).
* Toolbar: added *grey* images for disable state of the toolbar.
* Icons for context menu changed similar to full Roboform version 7.
* Localization: Japanese was added. Russian and English localizations corrected.
* New graphical design for many dialogs.
Additional Full RoboForm Toolbar Information
RoboForm Installer Installs Adapter Automatically into Firefox
RoboForm installer automatically installs Adapter into Firefox 3.0 to 4.0.
If you check "Install Adapter that allows RoboForm to work in Firefox" box in RF installer.
Turn off native browser password managers as they interfere with RoboForm: In Tools > Options > Security > Passwords uncheck Remember Passwords.
Alt+Click does not work in Firefox
Alt+Click key combination that forces AutoSave in RoboForm is used by Firefox to save page. So in Firefox use Alt+Shift+Click to force RoboForm AutoSave.
RoboForm2Go + Adapter
RoboForm2Go can attach to Firefox browser even if Adapter has not been previously installed into the browser. We recommend to uninstall XPI-based Adapters from all your new Mozilla-based browsers and use only installation from the RoboForm installer.
Adapter Tab in RoboForm Options
We added Adapter tab to RoboForm -> Options dialog. This tab shows all installed Firefox adapters. It allows to install and uninstall Firefox adapters. It also controls whether RoboForm can attach to Firefox if Adapter is not installed.
Portable Firefox + RoboForm2Go
Portable Firefox can be used from any portable drive without installing it on a computer.
- RoboForm2Go now integrates with Portable Firefox
- RoboForm2Go attaches toolbar to the bottom of the browser window
Size RoboForm Toolbar Using Toolbar Palette
RoboForm toolbar can occupy less than the whole line, if you use Toolbar Palette. Right-click Firefox File menu bar and select Customize. Scroll down the list to see RoboForm toolbar. Drag this RoboForm toolbar item to any Firefox toolbar. Click Done and RoboForm toolbar will occupy the designated space. Then close the native RoboForm toolbar, as you will not need it anymore.
Other Browsers based on Gecko Mozilla engine
The Seamonkey Browser requires an extension, known as an XPI, to integrate with RoboForm. You can download the proper XPI for your version in the list below:
Extension firefox roboform
RoboForm remembers your passwords so you don't have to. Just remember your one Master Password and RoboForm remembers the rest. It's that easy! Our bookmark-style Logins automatically log you in to your favorite websites with one click.
"RoboForm Everywhere wins our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award for best password manager" -John Carlsen, Top Ten Reviews
Key Features (extension only):
- Automatically login to your web accounts with one click.
- Automatically save new passwords when you login to websites.
- Easily handle multi-step Logins with the "Matching Logins" feature.
- View and Edit your Logins, Bookmarks, Identities, and Safenotes.
- Secure and save your RoboForm data to your RoboForm account.
- Synchronize your RoboForm data with multiple computers and mobile devices.
- Fill long web forms with a single click.
- Generate strong, unique passwords with the built-in Password Generator.
- Easily search Logins with the built-in search feature.
Additional features (RoboForm installed)
- All extension only features
- Password audit with Security Center
- Secure sharing
- Emergency Access
- Local only mode
- Advanced customization options
- Import your logins from LastPass, Dashlane,1Password and other password managers
- Export to CSV file
- The extension will operate in standalone mode when RoboForm is not installed.
If you think this add-on violates Mozilla's add-on policies or has security or privacy issues, please report these issues to Mozilla using this form.
Please don't use this form to report bugs or request add-on features; this report will be sent to Mozilla and not to the add-on developer.
This add-on needs to:
- Exchange messages with programs other than Firefox
- Read and modify bookmarks
- Get data from the clipboard
- Input data to the clipboard
- Read and modify privacy settings
- Access browser tabs
- Access browser activity during navigation
- Access your data for all websites
Introducing the Updated RoboForm Browser Extension
We’re excited to announce the updated RoboForm browser extension for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari. This new extension streamlines your RoboForm experience and makes it easier than ever to securely manage your passwords and the other important data you store in RoboForm.
This article discusses some of the most visible improvements.
A consistent extension experience across all platforms.
The standalone extension design is now identical to the version that is tied to the desktop installed version. This allows Linux and Chrome OS users to have the same experience as Windows/Mac.
Greater ease of navigation.
Navigating the updated extension should be intuitive for anyone.
- The interface is now laid out in a tab format, with three top-level tabs.
The Fill Logins and Identity tabs are fixed, but the first tab is customizable. To change the item type displayed on the first tab, simply click the down arrow on that tab, and select a different option.
- Larger icons.
We’ve increased the size of icons to make them easier to see and select.
The new extension improves efficiency by presenting the most relevant items right away.
Whether you’re logging into a website or filling a form, the new extension features the most relevant items at the top of the list so they’re easy to find.
- Popular, Recent, and Pinned items are now more prominently displayed, making it easier to access commonly or recently used items.
- Search is now prominently displayed at the top of the extension.
This is extremely useful for users with hundreds of items (or more!).
- Matching Logins are now shown for specific sign-in pages.
Prior to this update, you could view all your Logins that matched the domain of the site you wished to log into. Now, you can refine that view to just the Logins that match the current sign-in page. This is extremely useful to users who have many Logins for a site.
- Password generation is done automatically when on a password-change or sign-up page.
It’s now even easier to create a good password when changing passwords or setting up a new Login. Just click the RoboForm Inline icon beside the password field, and the Password Generator launches and automatically creates a strong, unique password.
- Manually add items quicker.
Click the new button to quickly add items via the Start Page. This is where you’ll go to manually create a new Login, Safenote, Bookmark, or Identity.
- Ability to view and copy Identity items in the extension.
It’s easy to copy the entire contents of an Identity item, or just a single field, to your clipboard. Just View the Identity, then click the Copy icon to the right of the item you’d like to copy.
To learn more about the updated extension, check out our help desk article: New RoboForm Extension Overview.
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Roboform Toolbar for Firefox
This toolbar brings all the conveniences of RoboForm to your Firefox browser. The AI Roboform Toolbar for Firefox is merely a companion to the paid program RoboForm, and you'll need to download the latter program before you can use the toolbar.
The toolbar itself features buttons for log-ins, setting up form fills, saving log-in info, and generating passwords, if needed. The options menu comes jam-packed with settings for creating shortcuts to access the program, customizing the toolbar display, and managing the auto-save and auto-login features. When we visited Web sites that required a log-in, a prompt asked us if we wanted to save the info. Each time we revisited the site, the toolbar recognized the site, and, with a click of our mouse, our log-in info was automatically entered. The password generator let us specify the number of characters, and copy it to a clipboard or fill the password field.
Despite hitting a few bumps when we first installed the toolbar, we were impressed by its flawless performance. If you user RoboForm, you should definitely give this toolbar a try.