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The wording on the delete/edit cookies menu is NOT GOOD...


When I want to delete INDIVIDUAL cookies it is too easy to accidentally delete ALL cookies.

Here's what should be changed... 1) REWORD the button to the left. It now says, "Remove Cookies." It SHOULD say, "Remove SELECTED Cookie(S)." 2) There should be a WARNING box, if one hits "Remove All Cookies" by accident. Another box should pop up that says, "Are you sure you want to remove ALL cookies? (this cannot be undone)"

I hope FF reads this.

(note: Yup -- I just deleted all cookies by accident)

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If the time range for clearing is set to "everything" a message should appear letting you know that the action cannot be undone. Another thing is that you are running version 9.0.1 where many security issues are present and that we are currently at version 18.0.2 and that it is suggested that you do an update. You can also make suggestions at the Suggestion Box

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I use code in userChrome.css to remove all the Remove buttons and use the Delete key to remove (selected) items.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

The customization files userChrome.css (interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the user profile folder.

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* Remove buttons in "(Don't) Remember Passwords" window */
#removeSignon, #removeAllSignons {display:none!important}
#removeReject, #removeAllRejects {display:none!important}

/* Remove buttons in Cookies: "View Cookies" window */
/* #privacyPrefs button[label="Clear Cookies Now"]{display:none!important}*/
#CookiesDialog     button#removeCookie         {display:none!important}
#CookiesDialog     button#removeAllCookies     {display:none!important}

#PermissionsDialog button#removePermission     {display:none!important}
#PermissionsDialog button#removeAllPermissions {display:none!important}
Boudica 2 solutions 36 answers

I agree with the message about this problem, which was posted in February. I too just deleted all of my cookies by accident and there is no way I can "undo" this action. I would love a "warning" pop-up as suggested above. I am running the latest version of Firefox.

Modified by Boudica