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I keep getting logged out of sites when I close Firefox

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Recently I began having trouble with logging out every time I close firefox. I did the suggested:

Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar.

The button next to History, select Use Custom Settings.

Turn off Always Use Private Browsing Mode Turn on Remember My Browsing And Download History At the bottom of the page, turn on Clear History When Firefox Closes. At the far right, press the Settings button. Turn on ONLY Cache and Form And Search History leaving the others off.

with no luck. This doesn't happen in Chrome. I've cleared the cache, etc. but still same issue.

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I see you are using password add-ons. The problem might be there.

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website.

If there is still a problem, Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} by holding down the <Shift> (Mac=Options) key, and then starting Firefox.

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Did this help?

While you are in safe mode;

Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration in Firefox. Since this feature was added to Firefox it has gradually improved but there are still a few glitches.

How to disable Hardware Acceleration {web link}

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Usually you stay logged into a site because the site sets a "persistent" cookie. (The other kind is a "session" cookie which Firefox clears when you exit.)

To see what kind of cookies the site is setting, you can open the Storage Inspector tool while you are on the site. Either:

  • Shift+F9
  • "3-bar" menu button > Web Developer > Storage Inspector

Usually it will open into the Cookies section but, if not, expand the cookies section in the left column and click the site.

I don't know what you'll see there, but if the "Expires on" column doesn't have dates out in the future, that could explain why you aren't being remembered in your next session.