[tor-talk] TBB: Can not set back to Never remember history

David Balažic xerces9 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 21:20:06 UTC 2014

I now tried a clean installation of TBB 3.5.1 win32

I change the option from "Never remember history" to "Remember History".
It requested a restart.
Then I checked and it was "Use custom settings for history".
I looked at the TorButton extension security tab settings and it had
the first and third option UNchecked.
I changed it to "Never remember history", it requested a restart again.
I looked at the TorButton extension security tab settings and it had
the third option UNchecked.
Then I checked the FF prefs and it was again "Use custom settings for history".

So it is easily reproducible.
Release the developers! ;-)


On 6 February 2014 04:03, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 2/5/2014 4:36 PM, David Balažic wrote:
>> On 5 February 2014 06:44, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk at gmx.com> wrote:
>>> On 2/4/2014 3:02 PM, David Balažic wrote:
>>>> I use TBB 3.5.1 (win32)
>>>> Trying to delete some specific cookies, in the preferences I selected
>>>> "Remember History" on the "Privacy" tabs, to gain access to the "Show
>>>> cookies" button.
>>>> Unexpectedly that required a restart of TBB.
>>>> As that wiped out all cookies anyway, I tired to set thing back as they
>>>> were.
>>>> But if I select "Never remember history", after confirming it (click
>>>> OK), it changes to "Use custom settings for history". I tried several
>>>> times.
>>> In the TorButton extension security tab settings, are all 4 boxes
>>> checked?
>>> By default, they're all checked.
>>> It does say when you change the history setting in Options, that a
>>> restart
>>> is necessary.  Are you restarting it when it prompts, after changing back
>>> to
>>> Never Remember History?
>> The third one is not checked.
>> When I select "Never remember history", it does not prompt for restart.
>> If I restart manually, the setting is reverted to "Use custom settings
>> for history".
>> if I set the mentioned third option in TorButton Security prefs, then
>> set "Never remember history", restart (it does not prompt), the
>> TorButton Security change is preserved, but the History setting again
>> reverts to "Use custom settings for history".
> You don't have any (non-default) extensions or plugins?  Sometimes they mess
> w/ things.
> Other than that one change, did you make any others?
> Wondering if a file got corrupted?
> One easy thing is just "reinstall" TBB.  Erase old files & start fresh.  If
> something got corrupted, it'll be replaced.  Assuming you have a good d/l
> copy.
> I've changed those settings before & they don't refuse to go back.  But, you
> may've found the newest "bug."
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