Skip to comments.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.
Did you close down all the open tabs before you got out of Firefox?
Try clearing cookies before you shut down the browser. That should require that you log back into your accounts.
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.
also go to options > security and check the “saved passwords” area and remove saved password there...
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?
Set it to keep cookies until you exit the browser then you will find yourself logged off email.
I don’t save the passwords and they are not in there. Thanks.
make that tools > options > security tab > saved passwords
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
“Set it to keep cookies until you exit the browser then you will find yourself logged off email.”
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.
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).
Is 3.6 out yet?? I just checked for updates and it tells me to download 3.5.7 (still using ver. 3.0).
Are you using a Mac or a PC?
I upgraded both a linux system and a windows vm yesterday to 3.6, so I imagine it’s out.
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.
I might just move to Opera next.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Firefox. Starting with Firefox 3.6, Java-based applications will NOT work unless you are running Java version 6 Update 10 or newer.
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_18/lib/i386/libnpjp2.so libnpjp2.so
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.