User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090705 Gentoo Firefox/3.5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1) Gecko/20090705 Gentoo Firefox/3.5 Might be related to the Firefox 3.0 bugs: bug 440865, bug 453719. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open Edit -> Preferences dialog 2. Change some privacy preferences and click 'Close' 3. Open preferences again Actual Results: All the settings have reverted back to what they were before. This occurs on a pretty clean profile. I wiped out my profile and created a new one with Firefox 3 yesterday. After creating the new profile and installing a couple of extensions, I upgraded to Firefox 3.5 beta. This has been happening ever since. I can't change privacy preferences, delete cookies, etc. The changes seem to take effect at first, but after closing and re-opening the window, everything's back to how it was.
Version: unspecified → 3.5 Branch
I read the link in comment #1, but it didn't help me. Note that this isn't only about prefs.js because I cannot delete my cookies either. When I click "Remove All Cookies", it seems to change something, but when I open the cookies dialog again, it's back to what it was. On the other hand, settings in other tabs (like Security) work. Deleting saved passwords works. Also: 1) I have no User.js file in my Firefox profile directory. 2) I'm fairly sure that my Firefox preferences files are not locked. I tarred up the profile, deleted the directory, and created it again: cd ~/.mozilla/firefox; tar czf normal.tar.gz normal; rm -rf normal; tar xzf normal.tar.gz I still have the same problem. I'm running Firefox under the same user that has access to untar those files. I don't have any funky security modules installed either. 3) The prefs.js file doesn't look corrupted to me, and Firefox is successfully writing to it. % stat prefs.js File: `prefs.js' Size: 16207 Blocks: 32 IO Block: 4096 regular file Device: fe08h/65032d Inode: 1418743 Links: 1 Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 1000/ marti) Gid: ( 407/ marti) Access: 2009-07-06 01:43:51.000000000 +0300 Modify: 2009-07-06 01:43:51.000000000 +0300 Change: 2009-07-06 01:43:51.000000000 +0300 % firefox [after quitting Firefox] % stat prefs.js [...] Modify: 2009-07-06 01:44:12.000000000 +0300 Change: 2009-07-06 01:44:12.000000000 +0300
Seems to work - changing a preference sticks within a session (in this case I set history to 999 days) it was still visible at that setting when opened again, and after browser was closed and reopened.
Same exact problem here. I reinstalled with a fresh download, same issue. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open Edit -> Preferences dialog 2. Change some privacy preferences and click 'Close' 3. Open preferences again Actual Results: All the settings have reverted back to what they were before.
Does this still happen with the new in-content preferences?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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