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Every time Firefox is closed and reopend, all settings (i.e. homepage, security settings) are reset to default.

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I open the menu, select option, and the change things such as my homepage, my tracking preferences, and advanced settings. Each time I close Firefox and then reopen it, my settings are reverted back to the default settings. Maybe I am missing a "reset all settings upon restart" box that I accidentally checked, but I don't think so. Any help will be great.

I appreciate it. Paul

I open the menu, select option, and the change things such as my homepage, my tracking preferences, and advanced settings. Each time I close Firefox and then reopen it, my settings are reverted back to the default settings. Maybe I am missing a "reset all settings upon restart" box that I accidentally checked, but I don't think so. Any help will be great. I appreciate it. Paul

Chosen solution

Hello,

Make sure that you don't have any third party applications, such as an antivirus, preventing your preferences from being saved. Some protection software have a feature that protects your preferences from being modified by malware, but also prevents you from changing your own settings. For more information, see How to fix preferences that won't save.

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Chosen Solution

Hello,

Make sure that you don't have any third party applications, such as an antivirus, preventing your preferences from being saved. Some protection software have a feature that protects your preferences from being modified by malware, but also prevents you from changing your own settings. For more information, see How to fix preferences that won't save.

Hello, Make sure that you don't have any third party applications, such as an antivirus, preventing your preferences from being saved. Some protection software have a feature that protects your preferences from being modified by malware, but also prevents you from changing your own settings. For more information, see [[How to fix preferences that won't save]].