Closed Bug 490504 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago
.item .cookies default change causes unexpected cookie loss when upgrading
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b5pre) Gecko/20090428 Shiretoko/3.5b5pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1b5pre) Gecko/20090428 Shiretoko/3.5b5pre In Firefox 3.0, the default for privacy.item.cookies is false. In Firefox 3.5, the default is true. This causes unexpected cookie loss when "Always clear my private data when I close Firefox" is checked and "Ask me before clearing private data" is unchecked. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a new profile and start Firefox 3.0.10 2. Check "Always clear my private data when I close Firefox" 3. Uncheck "Ask me before clearing private data" 4. Visit a few websites to get some cookies 5. Close Firefox 6. Open Shiretoko 3.5pre5 7. Close Shiretoko 8. Open Shiretoko Actual Results: Cookies are removed without warning. Expected Results: Cookies should not be removed. One possible solution would be to always ask before clearing data on the first shutdown after upgrading.
This was caused by the checkin for bug 480169.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 488706
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