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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 06-26-2009 09:36 PM 1542 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2009 09:36 PM

I finally decided to go with Firefox as my default browser, but I’m experiencing a rather aggravating problem. I can’t seem to stay signed in to the LJ site. Every time I shut down the browser and restart it, I have to sign in again.

I have the options set to allow cookies, but I really don’t know what else to check.

Anyone have experience with this issue?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 09:41 PM

Charlie, I am using Firefox and do not have this problem (I am in and out of here several times a day). The only time I have to sign in again is when I switch computers. Wish I could be of more help.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 09:43 PM

Hi mate

my son uses firefox and when i go on his pc i have the same problem done what you have set my cookies so when you find out what you can do let me know lol…......


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 09:45 PM

Charlie- there is an option in Firefox to reset personal data upon exiting firefox. don’t remember exactly where it’s at (either tools, or preferences). but you should make sure that’s NOT checked/selected. as it’ll erase all cookies,cache,history, and other things that are selected in it everytime you exit firefox.

Edit: it’s in Edit (Firefox on Mac)->Preferences → Privacy → Private Data “Always Clear my Private Data when I close Firefox (and you have settings you can select individual things to clear)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 09:45 PM

Sorry forgot to say the laptop is on yahoo and i never have a problem

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 09:52 PM

Hey Charlie, no problems in Firefox here. I’m using Google Chrome as my primary browser now but I’m still developing and testing in Firefox. Keep me informed about this issue.

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#6 posted 06-26-2009 10:10 PM

PurpLev, it’s not that, but a good suggestion anyway. Thanks.

I also have Firefox installed on my home computer as a secondary browser. I’m going to check and see if the behavior is consistent, or if it is confined to my setup here at the office.

I’ll keep you all posted.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-26-2009 10:17 PM

Charlie, check Tools> Options> Privacy. You can see if your Clear Personal Info is checked and change it there, I think. I’ve been very happy with Firefox. It runs circles around Internet Explorer!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 06-26-2009 10:39 PM

Here is an odd twist:

If I have 2 or more tabs open, and choose the exit prompt to save my tabs for the next time Firefox starts, I remain signed in when I reopen the browser. But if there is only one open tab, you don’t get that option.

Additional note:

Now I checked “do not ask me next time” at the save tabs prompt, and it seems to be working right (keeping me signed in) even if I only had one tab open.

Bottom line: Problem solved…. I just don’t know why. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 06-26-2009 11:11 PM

I dont usee FireFox, I love using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

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#10 posted 06-26-2009 11:59 PM

I use Firefox and have no problem. Hope you find the issue and get it corrected, as Firefox is a REALLY cool browser

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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#11 posted 06-27-2009 12:06 AM

Charlie: I have IE and i have the same problem. It cropped up when I installed the latest version of IE. It lost my automatically signin to lumberjocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#12 posted 06-27-2009 12:06 AM

Charlie and Martin: at the top of the Firefox browser click on “Tools” then “Options” then “Security” midway of that tab make sure you check “Remember Passwords for Sites”...MAKE SURE to then click the “Exceptions” button and list specifically those sites that store PERSONAL/FINANCIAL information so that Firefox DOES NOT remember them. Then you can click the SAVED PASSWORDS button to make sure you are only saving passwords you want to save.

Hope this helps…Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#13 posted 06-27-2009 12:25 AM

I have been using Google chrome, it’s so much faster than Internet Explorer or Firefox.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#14 posted 06-27-2009 01:33 AM

I’ve been using Firefox for several versions and have not had any issues… It is much less buggy and faster then explorer… Will try the google chrome … when I have some free time … hmmm …maybe sooner then I think.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 06-27-2009 01:41 AM

Charlie, did you notice the extra bar appearing under the navigation bar?
“Do you want FF to remember this password?”

-- Fred

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