How to Automatically Save a Password to a Computer

By Chris Miksen

If you're a frequent user of the Internet, you probably visit a lot of websites that require a password. While typing isn't exhaustive, it can become annoying to constantly enter your password when you visit those websites. Fortunately, Web browsers allow you to turn on a feature that saves your password. In case you don't want to save every password, the browser will first ask you if you wish to save your password for the website.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Launch Google Chrome and click the customization button, indicated by the wrench button. Click "Options" just above "About Google Chrome."

Step 2

Select "Personal Stuff" from the left side of the page.

Step 3

Click the circle next to "Offer to save passwords." The setting will automatically save, so you can exit the options screen. Once you sign into a website, Chrome will ask to save your password. Click "Yes."

Firefox

Step 1

Start Firefox and click "Tools." You may have to right-click a toolbar and select "Menu bar" for the "Tools" button to appear. Choose "Options."

Step 2

Click "Security" at the top of the window.

Step 3

Click the checkbox next to "Remember passwords," if there isn't already a check mark. Click "OK."

Step 4

Click the "Remember" button that appears at the top of the browser when you sign into a website to store a password.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer 9. Click "Tools." Select "Internet Options" at the bottom of the list.

Step 2

Click "Content" from the options window. Click "Settings" next to "AutoComplete" near the bottom of the window.

Step 3

Enable both "Usernames and passwords on forms" and "Ask me before saving passwords" by placing a check next to both options. Click "Apply and OK." If a check mark already exists, the option is already enabled.

Step 4

Click "Yes" when a dialog box pops up after you enter a password. Doing so will save the password.