Preferences are not saved, despite cookies being stored




16 years ago
15 years ago


(Reporter: bbehm, Assigned: darin.moz)



Firefox Tracking Flags

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686) Gecko/20030313 Galeon/1.3.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686) Gecko/20030313 Galeon/1.3.3

I cannot set certain preferences, such as those at

When trying to set preferences, confirmation will appear without error. However,
the site will continue to act as if I had not set the preferences.

The cookies are plainly visible in the cookie viewer.

This problem appeared in 1.3b, as well. The problem appears when using Galeon or

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open
2. Scroll to the bottom of the center column, and click 'Personalize Your Location'
3. Select a new location for weather or news.
4. Click the appropriate 'Set' button.
5. A popup will appear infomring you that your location has been set.

Actual Results:  
Viewing the main page, even after reloading as suggested, will result in the
local news/weather being chosen randomly, as if location had not been set.

Expected Results:  
The site should have remembered my location.

When using Galeon's tabbed browsing to force the confirmation dialog to appear
in a tab, an interesting anaomaly shows itself: The confirmaion dialog never
actually finishes loading. It's title is drawn in red, which signifies that it
hasn't finished, and the text 'Transferring data from site...' appears in the
status bar.

As far as I can tell, it does not time out, and continues in this unfinished
state until you click one of the buttons or close the tab. I have left it for as
long as ten minutes, far longer than the usual network timeouts.

Comment 1

16 years ago
reporter: any chance you could try to reproduce on a current trunk? we've had a
lot of cookie work go in during this period, so results on a current trunk would
be much more useful.


Comment 2

16 years ago
I don't see this bug in Firebird 0.6 on either Windows or Linux. remembers my personal settings

About info:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6

I don't have the about info for my windows version but I think it is either 0.6
or a more recent nightly.

Comment 3

16 years ago
reporter: this bug is a couple months old now - are you still seeing this in a
1.4-based Mozilla/Galeon?
no response from reporter in over one year, resolving WORKSFORME, please reopen
if this can be replicated on a current build.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
QA Contact: tever → cookieqa
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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