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Firefox 3.6 Upgrade Question

Posted on 01/29/2010 8:46:46 AM PST by hsmomx3

Just updated our Firefox from 3.5 to 3.6.

Am having a problem that we did not have before. When I get out of the browser and myself or someone else gets back on, we are still logged in to our email accounts as well as other accounts such as Facebook.

I have tried everything but nothing is working to change this.

Any comments or suggestions would be helpful.

I did check under the options to not remember history, etc. when we exit the browser.

Thanks!


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; internet

1 posted on 01/29/2010 8:46:46 AM PST by hsmomx3
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To: hsmomx3; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

2 posted on 01/29/2010 8:47:22 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: hsmomx3

Did you close down all the open tabs before you got out of Firefox?


3 posted on 01/29/2010 8:52:19 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Barky...because he's barking mad!!!)
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To: hsmomx3

Try clearing cookies before you shut down the browser. That should require that you log back into your accounts.


4 posted on 01/29/2010 8:53:22 AM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord

Thanks, I tried that a few times and when I got back on, I had to re-enter passwords BUT when I got out of the browser this last time and got back on, I was still logged in to my email account.

Strange....I cannot figure this out.


5 posted on 01/29/2010 9:00:27 AM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: hsmomx3

also go to options > security and check the “saved passwords” area and remove saved password there...


6 posted on 01/29/2010 9:01:48 AM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: hsmomx3
Click on "Tools->Options"

On the "Main" tab towards the top, there should be a drop-down box indicating the behavior when Firefox starts--What does it say now?

7 posted on 01/29/2010 9:02:19 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: hsmomx3

Set it to keep cookies until you exit the browser then you will find yourself logged off email.


8 posted on 01/29/2010 9:02:47 AM PST by omega4179 (NOT TRUE.)
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To: dubie

I don’t save the passwords and they are not in there. Thanks.


9 posted on 01/29/2010 9:03:06 AM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: hsmomx3

make that tools > options > security tab > saved passwords


10 posted on 01/29/2010 9:03:33 AM PST by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: dubie

And under the Settings for Closing FF, this is what is checked:

Browsing History, Download History, Form and search history, Coolies, Active log-ins, and cache


11 posted on 01/29/2010 9:09:57 AM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: omega4179; hsmomx3

ditto

“Set it to keep cookies until you exit the browser then you will find yourself logged off email.”


12 posted on 01/29/2010 10:02:55 AM PST by valkyry1
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To: hsmomx3
Thanks, I tried that a few times and when I got back on, I had to re-enter passwords BUT when I got out of the browser this last time and got back on, I was still logged in to my email account.

Here. This is the Better Privacy addon. It will remove so-called "flash cookies". Flash cookies are persistent, and are recreated no matter what browser or operating system is used (i run Open SuSE 11.1). This extension removes those cookies when the browser is closed.

i don't know what email service you use, but they may be using a flash cookie to log you.

13 posted on 01/29/2010 10:37:36 AM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: hsmomx3

Glad you brought up 3.6, so I’ll stay sort of on topic. The Norton 360 toolbar doesn’t work with anything above 3.5. (No stupid flames about Norton, OK!) To solve that problem, regardless of all the “fixes” they talk about on the internet, the ONLY fix is to go back and download 3.5, uninstall 3.6 and install 3.5 ... problem solved. Official word from Norton was they will be working on it and a fix will come down in LiveUpdate (don’t hold your breath, this has been a problem for SOME TIME now). Anyway, there’s a fix for anyone having the same problem. BTW, you don’t lose your old settings as long as you don’t check that box on the uninstall).


14 posted on 01/29/2010 10:39:45 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: hsmomx3

Is 3.6 out yet?? I just checked for updates and it tells me to download 3.5.7 (still using ver. 3.0).


15 posted on 01/29/2010 10:47:52 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: hsmomx3

Are you using a Mac or a PC?


16 posted on 01/29/2010 10:51:45 AM PST by Kolb ("Man is not free unless government is limited." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: CedarDave

I upgraded both a linux system and a windows vm yesterday to 3.6, so I imagine it’s out.


17 posted on 01/29/2010 11:11:29 AM PST by zeugma (Proofread a page a day: http://www.pgdp.net/)
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To: CedarDave

Yes, it is 3.6. I am using a Windows Vista Home Premium computer.

I have tried doing what has been suggested but for some reason it keeps me logged into Yahoo and Facebook which never happened when exiting FF 3.5.


18 posted on 01/29/2010 11:34:20 AM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: CedarDave
I have Firefox at 3.5.6 but stopped using it due to so many problems with addons and frequest freezes at launch. I switched to Chrome for a couple of months but had so many lockups and crashes and it used more memory than any other browser, I gave up. Now I'm back to IE8 which also has its share of problems.

I might just move to Opera next.

19 posted on 01/29/2010 11:44:36 AM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord

I fixed it and I must admit, I feel like a fool.

I restarted my computer and that seemed to do the trick as when I get back into FF, my email, FB, and other items all need the passwords which is a good thing.

Thanks for your help.


20 posted on 01/29/2010 12:21:13 PM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: zeugma
I upgraded both a linux system and a windows vm yesterday to 3.6, so I imagine it’s out.

Yes and no. Yes, it's out from Mozilla, and you can build it in Linux from source.

No, OpenSuSE's Mozilla build service doesn't have it out at this time.

They also don't have Thunderbird 3.0 available.

21 posted on 01/29/2010 1:39:19 PM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: DesertSapper
I have Firefox at 3.5.6 but stopped using it due to so many problems with addons and frequest freezes at launch.

3.5.6 (and earlier versions going back to 3.5.1 and maybe even earlier) had freeze and crash problems that supposedly were fixed in 3.5.7. See these articles:

Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7 will fix updates and top crash

Firefox 3.5.7: bugs fixed, no security issues

22 posted on 01/29/2010 4:10:48 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: zeugma

Is your Java plugin working in the Linux version? Mine is not; only problem I’ve encountered. Have not tried to resolve yet. Worked fine in 3.5.7 and I have recreated the link.


23 posted on 01/29/2010 4:14:16 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: zeugma
OK, Java problem resolved:

Firefox. Starting with Firefox 3.6, Java-based applications will NOT work unless you are running Java version 6 Update 10 or newer.

24 posted on 01/29/2010 4:16:35 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86
Whoa not so fast. Turns out you need the next generation plugin (from 6.0_10 or above).

ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_18/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so libnpjp2.so

25 posted on 01/29/2010 4:55:01 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Calvinist_Dark_Lord
No, OpenSuSE's Mozilla build service doesn't have it out at this time.

I guess I should have qualified that. It's not out for Fedora yet either that I know of, but I prefer to use the binaries from mozilla. I've had better luck that way.

26 posted on 01/29/2010 7:04:04 PM PST by zeugma (Proofread a page a day: http://www.pgdp.net/)
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To: hsmomx3

I have the same problem except it is intermittent. Don’t know how to stop it, but I am not sweating about it either. I am sure their next upgrade will fix the problem as many people have complained about it.


27 posted on 01/29/2010 7:41:01 PM PST by calex59
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To: hsmomx3
I fixed it and I must admit, I feel like a fool.

I restarted my computer and that seemed to do the trick as when I get back into FF, my email, FB, and other items all need the passwords which is a good thing.

Not a problem, and nothing to beat yourself up over.

It has been my experience that Firefox doesn't act consistently on any two computers, no matter what operating system. Each machine has it's own little quirks. i haven't been able to use Firefox to log into my Yahoo mail account for a couple of years. i use Opera for that. Never did figure out why Firefox quit doing that.

i know why this operating system and configuration doesn't do it...i took the profile folders from SuSE 9.2 when i upgraded to OpenSuSE 11.1 so that i wouldn't lose bookmarks, passwords, mail, etc.

28 posted on 01/30/2010 8:21:27 AM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: CedarDave

I had Firefox 3.6 and it gave me many problems. I completely removed it and went back to 3.5. I’m not upgrading past this any time soon.


29 posted on 01/30/2010 7:55:14 PM PST by pctech
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I can’t say that I blame you.

The other thing I noticed with 3.6 is that it will not automatically put saved passwords on any site that there is a saved password for. If I type the first number or letter then the rest appears.

Also, since this update, I cannot scroll up/down in my Yahoo email.

Other than that, no other problems.


30 posted on 01/30/2010 10:03:16 PM PST by hsmomx3 (HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO..........)
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To: hsmomx3

I also wonder if these upgrades were made with Vista and Windows 7 in mind and not XP. I’m not planning on upgrading to W7 until I have a new computer and me thinks they might not be supporting XP much longer.


31 posted on 01/31/2010 5:29:15 AM PST by pctech
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