...currently logged into the store site. When I fire up the History Manager it asks me to log into my browser again even though I currently am.
Not when you start History Manager, only when you use features that require browser login, right?
The browser in the program is a clone of the IE on your system and inherits its settings, therefore they may interact and share the same login (I believe they use the same cookie). It seems though that this is not always the case, sometimes you have to log in seperately in the browser in History Manager, even if you’re logged in in IE.
As for other browsers, like FF, theres no login sharing with History Manager though, just like you’re not automatically logged in if you start FF, even though you’re logged in in IE, and vice versa, because they don’t share cookies. It’s for the same reason there is both a History Login and a Browser Login in History Manager. The history download code is not connected with IE in any way and therefore needs a separate login, which uses its own private cookie.
In general there’s no need to worry about all this, whatever program you’re using just log in, if it says you’re not logged in.
Also it doesn’t seem to save the username/password for the Daz site login. Is there a fix or any workaround for this without having to manually key it in every time? Not sure if I remember the original password as FF keeps it for me.
You have to type email/password into the fields in History Manager and then click the “Save Login” button, to save the login. It cannot import the login from FF or other programs. After you have saved it, you don’t need to type anything in anymore. Login data are saved encrypted in the file “login.dat” in the “data” folder inside the program folder.
If you are unable to find your current password, you can reset it (click “Forgot Your Password?” on the DAZ login page).