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26 Jun, 2013 11:18 PM

Who is the idiot that decided to delete cookies - including login cookies - every time I quit TenFourFox without any option to do otherwise? I was all set to switch over from Camino but this fresh hell of stupidity is a deal breaker. The cookie preference either doesn't work or isn't working.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 27 Jun, 2013 02:31 AM

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    I appreciate your frustration, but we're volunteers here -- there's no need to be unpleasant. You don't pay us for this and you don't have to use it.

    In reference to your report, you probably have a leftover setting you need to look at. Go to Preferences, then Privacy, and look under the cookie settings on that tab. The relevant settings are "Accept third party cookies" and "Keep until" (and possibly Clear history when TenFourFox closes). These might have been set a particular way from an older version of Firefox. If twiddling these doesn't fix it, it's time for a new profile (see How to reset your profile at the lower right).

    On my test systems, cookies and login cookies persist, if those options are set appropriately.

  2. 2 Posted by betamax on 29 Jun, 2013 02:57 AM

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    Sorry about that. That'll teach me to eMail when eye-bleeding angry. I hate 'moving in' to a new browser - Facebook is incrementally dropping support for Camino by making little things here and there not work anymore.

    Actually found that leftover setting on my own. Again sorry.

  3. 3 Posted by lance on 21 Jul, 2013 05:05 AM

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    I cant even find the settings for cookies or the cash.... & my computer is getting slow as heck again
    I went into Preferences, then Privacy, but no cookies options at all.... Nothing under tools like firefox either

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 25 Jul, 2013 06:22 PM

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    Preferences>Privacy>History>Use custom settings for history. It's pretty well hidden, I must admit…

  5. 5 Posted by 10/4 Newbie on 15 Jan, 2014 05:16 AM

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    Running a PPC with Tiger 10.4.11. I found the cookies but not any options/choices, nor the options described above, ie,

    "Accept third party cookies" and "Keep until" (and possibly Clear history when TenFourFox closes)..."

    I will try to attach 2 screenshots.

    You are right that they are definitely NOT easy to find & delete. Since I constantly delete cookies, in other browsers I have it set to "NEVER STORE COOKIES" but 10/4-Fox offers no such options, nor an easy way to simply delete them all the time while browsing.

    Also can't delete Cache easily either (why not add those 2-quick-options separately, delete cache + delete cookies, in the menu under the 10/4-Fox icon, w/o having to open preferences & hunt them down each time? Definitely a hassle. Sorry, but true!)

    Just trying out your browser tonight for the first time. The fact it won't show my Safari bookmarks either, even though it said it had them in the initial set up, is a No-Go, though. Thanks anyway.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 15 Jan, 2014 05:24 AM

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    You need to choose "Use custom settings for history" from the "TenFourFox will" drop down box to enable those options.

    You can clear most settings manually, including cache, from History > Clear Recent History.

    Please note that we mirror Firefox's UI in almost all cases -- because of maintenance burden, only in exceptional circumstances does the TenFourFox user interface differ. The current version of Firefox works the same way in both these cases.

  7. 7 Posted by 10/4 Newbie on 15 Jan, 2014 05:46 AM

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    Ah ha! Thanks for the speedy reply. Found what you are describing re cookie options inside the HISTORY settings (doesn't seem to make sense putting them there, but oh well, glad to find them!)

    And re #2 tip, thanks, but you still have to OPEN the preferences to do it, rather than a quick "DELETE HISTORY" & "DELETE COOKIES" in the drop-down-menu of the TFF icon.

    As for UI, I never used FF in the past because it was always such a ram hog & seemed to be so weighed-down/burdened/slow, etc., so never really got familiar with its UI.

    At least TFF is Newer than my old Shiira browser which still works great, but they don't update it ever since it's inception. And Tiger's 4.1.3 Safari makes crunching noises of late whenever it is opened so I quit using it for now.

    Thanks again for the quick assistance! (Any hope for a Safari bookmarks fix? :)

  8. 8 Posted by Paul on 28 Mar, 2017 08:23 AM

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    "You don't pay us for this and you don't have to use it."

    Er, actually, people do have to use it--or else toss their otherwise perfectly good G4 or G5 into the trash. There are just too many things these days that require you to go online, and Safari doesn't work anymore with a lot of websites.

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