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FloridaMatt
 
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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 5:01 am

I tried to check one of my stored passwords, so I went to Options and clicked on Privacy and Security. It stayed on the General screen. All the other choices worked, but click on on Privacy & Security leaves displayed whatever other option I last chose. I tried adding #privacy #security and #privacysecurity, but none produce the right screen. Is this related to the offline cache bug or something new?

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 6:19 am

Hi FloridaMatt !

Let's try Firefox in Safe Mode :
If Firefox is not running :
Hold down the Shift key when starting Firefox.
If Firefox is running :
3-bar menu => ' ? ' (at the bottom of the dropdown) => 'Restart with Add-ons disabled'.
Then OK the restart.
A small dialog should appear.
Click 'Start in Safe Mode' ( not 'Refresh' !)
See : https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Procedures-to-diagnose-and-fix/Troubleshoot-Firefox-issues-using-Safe-Mode/ta-p/1687
Any difference ?

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 6:48 am

No difference in safe mode, still can't access privacy&Security

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 8:24 am

Bummer ! I was sooo hoping that this would do the trick .....
I could tell you to Refresh Firefox, as explained in this article :
https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Procedures-to-diagnose-and-fix/Refresh-Firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings/ta-p/23405
but I'm a bit reluctant about that.
My advice (for now) : let's wait and see if somebody else had a better idea (keeping my fingers crossed !).

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 8:38 am

....... can't let it go.
What if you type in the address bar : 'about:preferences#privacy' (without the commas, of course) ? And : 'about:preferences#security' ?
But maybe you've tried that already ......
I've been searching and searching, but can't find anything that's even remotely related to this problem.

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 9:20 am

Tried both, and #privacysecurity as well (since they are now one menu item; they are two on the current firefox release).

Is this broken for anyone else, or just me?

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 9:32 am

I've just sent a private message to somebody, asking for help.
Don't know when he'll read it, and if he has the time or even wants to do this ......
I don't know if anyone else has the same problem; like I said : I've searched and searched, and couldn't find anything remotely related to this.
But : I'm not the brainiest person on the planet - this may be a piece of cake to somebody else ......
Keeping my fingers crossed ...... (and I'll do some more 'research')

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 10:16 am

Working for me on today's nightly. Have you tried a new profile?
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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 11:04 am

Brilliant idea : new profile !
The fellow contributor I asked for help, couldn't think of anything either (bummer !)
Just found this :
https://blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2017/04/12/these-weeks-in-firefox-issue-14/

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 11:39 am


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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Just found this : bug 1335907 about:preferences - was fixed three hours ago .....
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1335907

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Post Posted April 17th, 2017, 6:41 pm

Try to rename/remove the prefs.js file in the Firefox profile folder to reset all preferences.

See also:
Bug 1355795 - about:preferences#privacy is broken with browser.cache.offline.enable=false

Note that it is about:preferences#privacy (Privacy & Security).
They have made the page rather long with Privacy and Security and Advanced all on one page.
I could use some menu to quickly go to a specific section without the need to use the scroll bar (e.g. click an item in the left bar to expand this section and show the various sections).

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Post Posted April 18th, 2017, 1:24 pm


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Post Posted April 18th, 2017, 11:58 pm

Daifne wrote:You know, we have a knowledge base as well... http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_manager

Thank you ! I (obviously) didn't know that ...... sorry !

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