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the IT guy at work worked on my PC there to make it faster, and in doing so changed a setting (in Firefox, I believe) and now on all my (personal) social media accts (FB, Twitter, Yahoo mail, Instagram) I have to sign in every time I re-open the Firefox browser (even at home, on my personal PC).

This does not happen on other browsers----so I suspect he changed Firefox. I was signed into Firefox when he sat down and worked on the PC, this is why it happens on my home PC as well. All my log-ins autofill, and I have to click through -each time- to get into Facebook, Twitter, etc. and I also get emails and notifications telling me that "my acct signed into a strange browser" which is annoying and also Twitter made me change my password because it did not recognize the browser (same one I always use!).

How do I go back to having those windows (FB, Twitter, etc.) open *completely* each time I open the browser w/o needing to click through autofill log-ins every time??? Basically I need the browser to be recognized by each account, I think.

Thank you-

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  • to clarify, my log-ins now all auto-fill but I still have to click through each one until I get in. The former situation was that the windows all opened up automatically, no auto-fills, no extra log-in steps, no notifications about browsers that they don't recognize.

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In case you use "Clear history when Firefox closes" or otherwise clear history.

  • do not clear the Cookies
  • do not clear the Site Preferences
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
  • clearing "Cookies" will remove all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep

Detail like websites remembering you and log you in automatically is stored in a cookie.

You can use these steps to make a website recognize and remember you.

  • create a cookie allow exception with the proper protocol (https:// or http://) to make a website remember you

You can check that you aren't clearing important cookies.

  • using "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" keeps cookies with an allow exception
  • using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear cookies clears all cookies including cookies with an allow exception you may want to keep
  • clearing "Site Preferences" clears exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, and software installation and exceptions for passwords and other website specific data
  • Settings -> Privacy & Security
    Cookies and Site Data: "Manage Exceptions/Permissions"

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