After 7 years I've finally got myself a new laptop, and I've also decided to switch from Win7 to Win10. Setting up the new machine, and the new system, I've also decided to finally get rid of messed up order of entries in Firefox LastPass 3.3.2 and switch to version 4. And the horror has began.
First of all I tried the current LastPass Universal Windows Installer. The lpsomething
extension was showing in my Firefox, but LastPass icon was nowhere to be seen. Not finding any way to activate it in Firefox (32 bit), and not finding any solution on forum/help center. I decided to uninstall it. It didn't work either - "the uninstall has encountered an unexpected error" was all, that I was able to get. I tried to run it as Admin, I tried to use different compatibility settings, but finally I had to use Revo Uninstaller to get rid of it.
So I decided to follow forum advice and install just the new add-on from Mozilla development channel (version 4.1.35a). It seemed to work... for a short while. Then the true horror began, with things progressively getting worse and worse. First of all I got into deleting and reorganizing into folders some of my sites, only to realize, that the changes I made are not being saved. Finding a workaround on forum (logging directly into my vault, while not logged into the add-on), I was able to perform the cleanup, but only to find, that it has somehow permanently corrupted my LastPass on that browser. From then on, even after removing it and reinstalling again, if LastPass 4.1.35a was installed, the browser was jumping from the current page to a preceding seemingly random page, freezing it with "A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue. Script: resource://gre/modules/commonj…pass-dot-com/data/onloadwff.js:1524
But I do want all of my sites to show in alphabetical order. So I decided to move all my open tabs to a new profile, and give the 4.1.35a another chance. And only then I've realized, how disastrous it was. Yes, the freezing/jumping problem was gone, but trying to change account with which I'm logging to one of my sites (I have 2 separate LP entries for that site), I have realized, that for one of those didn't work with LP (most likely LP was putting in the correct name and correct password, but immediately overriding just the password with a shorter password from the other account for that site). Well, that was bad, but I still tried to get it to work, editing and updating the offending entry. As the result I've got the entry name changed (without my input) to just page address... and instead of the password, that I have reentered for it, with a password from another saved site!!!
And, no, it was not a randomly generated password, that has appeared from nowhere, it was a password from another site saved in LP Vault.
Don't take me wrong. I'm almost addicted to LastPass. I'm also not a typical user, having at times over 100 tabs opened at the same time in my browser, using (at times simultaneously) multiple Firefox instances with different profiles, and always customizing my OS. So, yes, I'm aware, that occasionally it may cause some problems. Some, but not so many, and not so critical, as messing up the sites for which a password is saved. 4.1 is a disaster. If I had no option to go back to 3.3.2, this would be a good bye post.
Please, don't tell folks to switch to 4.1, to fix problems with 3.3.2. It's obviously still a very long time, till 4 can be reasonably trusted. And in midtime, please, fix the issue with sites not showing in the alphabetical order in 3.3.2, which should not take much time.
Last, but not least, before posting it I've decided to clean all things up, and as a part of the job to install LP Pocket, and save locally all my passwords. And guess what? 3.3.2 add-on has been unable to export my sites as LP encrypted file. It did seem to work, but no file has been created, without any message generated after pressing the SAVE button. Fortunately, there was no problem with exporting them with LP Pocket, after first loading the date from LastPass,com. So let's hope, that from now on the things will only improve.