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I MIGHT HAVE A FEW IDEAS THAT HAVE HELPED ME WITH PASSWORDS AND GMAIL ON MY LAPTOP THAT YOUR WELCOME TO TRY IF YOU'D LIKE.
I HAVE RECENTLY INSTALLED THE FREE FIREFOX INTERNET BROWSER ON THREE MY FAMILY LAPTOPS AND MY BUSINESS LAPTOP. FIREFOX IS USER FRIENDLY. ONCE I ADJUSTED THE BROWSER SETTINGS TO MY LIKING I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO KEEP TRACK OF OUR PASSWORDS. IF I NEED IT THE INFO I HAVE IT AVAILABLE IN MY FIREFOX BROWSER FOR EACH LAPTOP. STORED SAFELY AND PRIVATELY IS: SAVED LOGINS INCLUDING PASSWORDS AND THE SITE USED ON, USERNAME ,THE DATE AND TIME FIRST USED ALSO THE DATE & TIME LAST USED, DATE CHANGE/UPDATE PASSWORDS. IF I HAVE ANY TROUBLE ON ANY WEBSITE LIKE GOOGLE MAIL I CAN REFER TO MY SAVED LOG INS TO REGAIN ACCESS, RESTORE, AND EVEN VERIFY MY GMAIL ACCOUNTS FOR EACH DEVICE WITH FIRE FOX BROWSER . IF YOU'RE INTEREST ...THIS IS WHAT I DID :
IN THE SEARCH BAR I TYPED - (FREE DOWNLOAD FIREFOX INTERNET BROWSER NEWEST VERSION 2016)-
ON THE download.com WEBSITE I CLICKED ON THE GREEN BUTTON "SECURE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD NOW" -THERE ARE PROMPTS GIVEN FOR THE REST OF THE STEPS TO INSTALLATION OF FIREFOX BROWSER.
ONCE FIREFOX IS INSTALLED I ADJUSTED MY BROWSER SETTINGS BY CLICKING ON THE lll (horizontal) 3 LINES IN THE TOP CORNER OF THE SCREEN. (menu)
I FOUND THE "OPTIONS" W/ THE COG WHEEL OR WATCH GEAR LOOKING ICON . THEN CLICKED ON IT.
IN OPTIONS THERE IS A LIST OF CATEGORIES TO CHOOSE FROM. I CHOSE THE 'SECURITY' SETTINGS.
IN SECURITY SETTINGS UNDER 'LOG INS' I CHECK MARKED THE BOX NEXT TO 'REMEMBER LOG INS FOR SITES'.
NOW I AM ABLE TO REFER TO THIS SAME AREA TO ACCESS MY LOG IN INFO FOR EACH SITE INCLUDING MY GMAIL ACCOUNTS. TO ACCESS MY LOG IN INFO. I DID THIS:
OPEN INTERNET /GO ONLINE VIA FIREFOX BROWSER- CLICK the III icon (menu)-CLICK ON 'OPTIONS'-CHOOSE 'SECURITY' SETTINGS-UNDER 'LOG INS'-(AFTER I ALREADY SET IT TO SAVE LOG INS)-I PROCEED TO LOG-IN TO WEBSITES NORMALLY.
THEN I'D REPEAT WHEN NECESSARY THE PROCESS IN 1. TO GET TO THE 'SECURITY' SETTINGS-UNDER 'LOG INS' - I FIND THE 'SAVED LOG INS' AND CLICK ON IT.
IN 'SAVED LOG INS'- I AM ABLE TO VIEW ALL THE 'LOG INS' ON THAT LAPTOP. BY SCROLLING THROUGH THE SITES, OR USERNAMES, OR DATES,
WHEN I WANT TO VIEW A FULL LOG IN FOR A SITE ;FOR INSTANCE : (https://accountsgoogle.com) I JUST FIND THE 'SHOW PASSWORDS' BUTTON AND CLICK ON IT.
THIS ENABLES ME TO SEE ALL MY LOG IN ACTIVITY FOR MY GMAIL ACCOUNTS INCLUDING PASSWORD ACTIVITY FOR MY GMAIL ACCOUNTS.
*** PLEASE REMEMBER*** WHEN YOU'RE DONE- BEFORE CLOSING PAGE ***TO CLICK ON*** 'HIDE PASSWORDS'!!
IF YOU ALREADY USE FIREFOX AS YOUR INTERNET BROWSER AND YOU'VE ALREADY DONE THESE THINGS BEFORE ON ANOTHER DEVICE AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY ACCESSING YOUR FIREFOX LOG INS ON YOUR LAPTOP THEN YOU MIGHT CONSIDER
GOING BACK TO THE OTHER DEVICE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT WITH.
GO ONLINE/OPEN YOUR FIREFOX INTERNET BROWSER
ON YOUR HOME PAGE OR ANY TAB/PAGE -MAYBE TRY- CLICKING ON THE III (menu) BUTTON.
THEN FIND THE 'SIGN IN TO SYNC' BUTTON AND CLICK ON IT. -THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO FIREFOX ACCOUNT SYNC SETTINGS.
THEN YOU WILL HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN 'CREATING A FIREFOX ACCOUNT' OR 'SIGN IN TO YOUR FIREFOX ACCOUNT'..THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CREATE A FIREFOX ACCOUNT. WITH A FIREFOX ACCOUNT YOU CAN ACCESS FIREFOX AND ALL OF YOUR SETTINGS,TABS,HISTORY,BOOKMARKS,FAVORITES, LOG INS, EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IN FIREFOX ON ONE DEVICE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SIGN IN TO YOUR FIREFOX ACCOUNT ON ANY OTHER SUPPORTED DEVICE AND SYNC FIREFOX TO YOUR LAPTOP I BELIEVE AS WELL.
USING EITHER THE DEVICE THAT YOU USED TO CREATE YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT(S) OR THE DEVICE THAT YOU'VE SUCCESSFULLY ACCESSED YOUR GMAIL WITH AT SOME POINT ... YOU CAN TRY CHOOSING/CLICKING ON -'CREATE A FIREFOX ACCOUNT'.
AFTER CREATING YOUR FIREFOX ACCOUNT ON THE OTHER WORKING DEVICE... YOU CAN FINALLY GO TO YOUR LAPTOP AND TRY CHOOSING/CLICKING ON- 'SIGN IN TO SYNC' FOR FIREFOX.
IF YOU'VE DONE THIS MUCH THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE EVERY BIT OF ACCESS TO YOUR GMAIL ON YOUR LAPTOP THAT YOU HAD ON THE OTHER DEVICE. AS WELL AS MOST ANY OTHER DEVICE YOU MIGHT CHOOSE TO TRY SYNCING YOUR FIREFOX TO. ONCE SYNCED WITH YOUR LAPTOP I SUGGEST THAT YOU TRY GOING TO THE 'OPTIONS' PAGE IN YOUR FIREFOX BROWSER AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME USING YOUR LAPTOP DEVICE.
THEN CLICK ON 'SECURITY' SETTINGS AGAIN; IF YOU WOULD PLEASE?
THEN UNDER 'LOG INS' FIND AND CLICK ON 'SAVED LOG INS' PLEASE.
HOPEFULLY THE LOG IN INFORMATION YOU FIND THERE WIL HELP YOU GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR GMAIL USING YOUR LAPTOP. IF NOT... ALSO TRY LOGGING IN TO YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNTS LIKE YOU NORMALLY WOULD , ONLY NOW TRY IT USING YOUR LAPTOP. BECAUSE IF YOUR DEVICES HAVE FIREFOX SYNCED THE THE INFO SHOULD BE THERE ON YOUR LAPTOP ALSO. IF YOU KEEP HAVING TROUBLE SIGNING IN ON ANY DEVICE THAT IT IT IS A DIFFERENT ISSUE PROBABLY. FOR INSTANCE IT MAY BE YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT RECOVERY INFO COULD BE OF USE TO YOU.
WHEN YOU CREATED YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT YOU WERE PROMPTED TO SET UP YOUR RECOVERY GMAIL ADDRESS AND RECOVERY PHONE # JUST IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS THAT PREVENTS YOU FROM LOGGING IN TO YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT(GMAIL).
WITH OR WITH OUT FIREFOX YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE YOUR RECOVERY PHONE# AND RECOVERY EMAIL ADDRESS TO REGAIN ACCESS TO THE PROBLEM GMAIL ACCOUNT.
ALSO YOU MIGHT TRY 'FORGOT PASSWORD" IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO..
(Please remember that in order to access gmail accounts, or recover lost info for logins,or passwords used to successfully login to gmail accounts it is important that the Firefox account be created on the device that has previously accessed the gmail accounts successfully.) (i.e... If I am able to use my mobile phone to successfully access my gmail accounts, or if I created my gmail accounts on my mobile phone "device" then my mobile phone "device" would be a good device to create my Firefox internet browser account. Then later on if i want to access my gmail accounts using my laptop "device" I should be able to do so when I 'sign in to sync' for Firefox using my laptop device.)
What browser are you using?
Try clearing the cookies and browsing hisotry of your web browser:
If you're using Internet Explorer:
o use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature from Control Panel, follow these steps:
Exit all programs, including Internet Explorer (if it is running).
If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
inetcpl.cplIf you use Windows Vista, or Windows 7 click Start
. Type the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER:
inetcpl.cplThe Internet Options dialog box appears.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Then click Reset again.
When Internet Explorer finishes resetting the settings, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box.
you may need to reset your browser security setting .Go to start ,look for control panel then open look for internet options ,open look at security settings and reset to defult on all settings , this should work ,if not under local internet sec click allow the program that you are trying to use,you can even open firewall and click exceptions and allow that web page
Go to add/remove programs and remove anything that reads google. It will probably read something like google tool bar or search. If you don't use it you won't miss it, and removing it will stop it from overriding the search engine you do use. If you need any more help let me know.