User Help for Mozilla Firefox
this bug is reported several times to bugzilla:
perhaps if we all helped out in getting details on the problem, this will be fixed...
I uninstalled Tor Button and thus far I haven't had the problem yet... but it may be because I've now made a habit of just X'ing Firefox out instead of restarting.
Hmmm, I just experimented with a workaround:
For all sites that you need to log into frequently,
1) go to tools/options/cookies. Choose Accept cookies/accept third party cookies and choose Keep Until: Ask me everytime
2) go to a website. When the warning box opens saying the site "wants to modify an existing cookie," choose allow and checkmark "use my choice for all cookies from this site". Log in and choose 'remember me'
3) Do this for all sites you log into often, then go back to tools/options and reset cookies to Keep until: they expire so you don't have to set cookies for every single website.
4) close firefox, and reopen. The sites should remember you now.
It's working for me (so far), I haven't had to relog into any sites this morning and I've quit/opened FF3 multiple times. Try it out and see if it works for you.
Well, I finally managed to solve my problem. I had this problem since Firefox 2, and it did not improve with FF3.
I shut down my browser and deleted both my cookies.txt and cookies.sqllite files, then restarted the browser. Worked like a charm. Apparently the files had gotten corrupted somehow, and session information was not being saved correctly. It took a complete purge to start again from scratch. (Note that cookies.txt is not used in FF3, but if you have one leftover from the upgrade, delete it too.)
Good luck, hope that helps.
So do both of the above solutions work "permanently"?
I tried the workaround and it didn't work. And I couldn't find the cookies.sqllite file so I couldn't try that. Back to Firefox 2 again!
Yes, my fix is a permanent one, everything has been kosher for 48 hours and that's much longer than it's ever been before. The files are in Desktop/[User]/AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/[randomchars].default. Oh, and there's only one "l" in "cookies.sqlite", my apologies.
Just signed up to say thank you Erin!
Thought I would have to just put up with this problem, been using it since the first RC and had this problem.
And finally sorted it out today after hours of google-ing and asking friends.
You had the answer all along
I still don't know how to find those files. Can you tell me where to look on my computer, because I think what you wrote is the path on your computer.
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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Iron/0.2.152.0 Safari/14369976.525
YES, it worked. Thank you erinreid for the solution, and Iravanan for the help to find the files.
I had a similar problem whereby sites would say " please get your browser to except cookies " I had firefox 3 set up to allow cookies for all sites and it has been driving me mad.
I just REALISED THAT i HAD TRIED OUT THE NEW STEALTH MODE a few days ago,so just removed the tick from the checkbox and BINGO everything now works as it should.
HOPE THIS HELPS ONE OR TWO OF YOU WHO MIGHT HAVE DONE THE SAME THING.
i don't call that a workaround
(step 3) I set it to Keep until [i close firefox]
I've reverted back to version 2. Version 3 on vista ultimate with no plugins will lose cookies upon reloading. Tried uninstalling, manually deleting files. Nothing works.
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