Logins are a part of our daily lives on the web and one of the active Firefox projects this year is to improve Firefox's password manager which has the simple high-level goal of helping users log in.
Here's a summary of the progress made in the first quarter of 2015 (in no particular order):
Telemetry – Probes (with the prefix PWMGR_) were added to gain a better understanding of how users were using the feature and to allow measuring the impact of improvements.
Ignoring @autocomplete=off in login forms – An autocomplete attribute with a value of "off" no longer disables auto-filling of login fields. This puts users back in control of their login experience and aligns with the direction of other browser vendors. Last year we started ignoring @autocomplete=off when deciding whether to ask the user to save/update their login so this is an evolution of that change. Note that @autocomplete=off is still effective outside login forms e.g. to implement custom search box autocompletion.
General bug fixes – As usual, there were bug fixes for functionality that simply didn't work as expected. For example, Bug 1121040 regarding forms submitting via the Enter key during username autocompletion before a password had time to be filled in the password field.
Expect to see many more improvements in upcoming months as we continue to make major improvements to the password manager. If you'd like to contribute to this project, check out the password manager wiki page for mailing list, IRC, bug list and other information.