[SOLVED] Firefox keeps resetting my search preferences
Update: It seems last update solved the issue.
I use Firefox 59 in Void Linux 32-bit.
Every time I open Firefox my search preferences are resetted.
I want to use DuckDuckGo as my default search engine, and I change the corresponding setting, but every time I re-open Firefox I find Google is once again my default search engine.
Also, if I delete a search engine in my list of search engines, or add a new search engine, or modify it in some way; the next time I open Firefox they come back to the original default settings.
It doesn't seem to be a problem of permissions. The ~/.mozilla folder has read, write and execute permissions. I can change other settings, like the homepage, and they stick after re-starting.
I tried using Firefox with a brand new profile with no addons, removing the ~/.mozilla folder, but the problem remains. I also removed the ~/.cache/mozilla directory, all in vain.
I also tried modifying values in about:config, setting browser.search.defaultenginename to DuckDuckGo.
I also modified the value in
It didn't work.
I asked about the problem in the appropriate Linux forum, they gave me different suggestions, but no one worked.
Finally I tried the Beta version of Firefox 60. It solves the issue, but another bug is introduced, so in the end I gain nothing changing to a less stable version.
Modified by tridus
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:59.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/59.0
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save before doing a Refresh :
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