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Personas not working after latest FF update and "solution" is not working

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I am still unable to get my favorite personas to rotate. I'm upset that personas used to work quite nicely even though I had it set to clear history every time firefox was closed. I want personas to rotate AND have history cleared again. In the meantime, I've disabled clearing history--now how do I get the rotator working again please.

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Personas should work if you aren't in Private Browsing mode.

Make sure that you do not run Firefox in (permanent) Private Browsing mode.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history"
  • Deselect: [ ] "Always use private browsing mode"

When you are in Private Browsing mode then the persona is disabled (bug 852295) and you get the default theme and a purple PB icon in the Firefox menu button or the right end side of the menu bar (tab bar on Linux) and "(Private Browsing)" appended to the title bar.

Trespasser 0 solutions 2 answers

"Always use private browsing mode" is not checked.

This seems to be a very recent development. It started in either 20.0 or 20.0.1. Sometimes I get the color of the personas theme but not the image, while at other times I get just a white background. Maybe Personas Shuffler 1.5 (it's an add-on that rotates personas themes each time Firefox opens) is the culprit. Whatever it is I'd like for it to be fixed.

Thanks.

Bob

balscarlet 0 solutions 3 answers

Hi, there, I also just upgraded to FF 20.0.1, & today when I tried to change my appearance, it didn't want to work. So, this is what I did. I checked "Always use private browsing mode", then unchecked it, and then my personas worked.

Hope this helps!!!

Trespasser 0 solutions 2 answers

I actually solved this by deleting then re-downloading each of my personas themes (plus a few others..:)). Works fine now.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

Best regards,

Bob