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location bar under privacy tab not remembering settings

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Ever since Firefox 16 and 17 versions came out I've always had this issue with the location bar not remembering my option. "When using the location bar, suggest: Nothing." Is what I prefer but if I ever reboot my computer or simply restart firefox over all, it always goes back to the option "History and Bookmarks." I find this very annoying. The reason I waited so long to report this is because I had hoped the next version of Firefox would take care of it. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem or will I have to simply wait till it's fixed by Firefox itself?

Ever since Firefox 16 and 17 versions came out I've always had this issue with the location bar not remembering my option. "When using the location bar, suggest: Nothing." Is what I prefer but if I ever reboot my computer or simply restart firefox over all, it always goes back to the option "History and Bookmarks." I find this very annoying. The reason I waited so long to report this is because I had hoped the next version of Firefox would take care of it. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem or will I have to simply wait till it's fixed by Firefox itself?

Chosen solution

Unfortunately, that didn't help me. I went ahead and uninstalled Firefox completely without saving any customizations and reinstalled it. Seems to work fine now.

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Hello Serafine, see Corrupt or damaged prefs.js file


thank you

Hello Serafine, see [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved#Corrupt_or_damaged_prefs.js_file Corrupt or damaged prefs.js file] thank you

Chosen Solution

Unfortunately, that didn't help me. I went ahead and uninstalled Firefox completely without saving any customizations and reinstalled it. Seems to work fine now.

Unfortunately, that didn't help me. I went ahead and uninstalled Firefox completely without saving any customizations and reinstalled it. Seems to work fine now.