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How can I make Waterfox maintain my offline storage overrides for individual pages? They always reset to "use default."

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I tried using safe mode, but it made no difference. I right-clicked "view page info" and went to permissions and unchecked "use default" under "maintain offline storage" and chose allow and closed the window. I then right-clicked to get to those settings again and it was back to "use default" as if I'd done nothing. Also, the entries don't show up in the options/advanced "offline content" settings. This is the case for all web sites I've tried.

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Tyler Downer
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Waterfox is developed by a community, not by Mozilla. As such it may have bugs and issues that Firefox doesn't have and we don't offer support for it. If you'd like, download Firefox 21 from www.getfirefox.com and try there. If you still have issues we'd be happy to assist you :)

Question owner

Thanks for that info. I have now switched back to firefox. Unfortunately, there is no difference. It has the same problem.

cor-el
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Why do you want to change this setting?

The offline web storage is hardly used.
Note that this isn't the browsing cache, but a cache that websites can use to store data for offline usage.

Question owner

I have a reason to change the setting, and it's a valid option in Firefox, and it doesn't work for me. I know this is free help that I'm expecting, but why should that come with irrelevant and intrusive questions about my needs?

Anyway, a website I use always asks me "this website is asking to store data for offline use" multiple times for every update (so many I have never gotten Firefox to stop asking) and I would like to have it just work. I tried to change the setting and it failed to update.

cor-el
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I only asked because sometimes there is confusion.

Are you using the setting for all sites on the about:permissions page or only the setting for this specific website?

If you set the default for all websites to block then Firefox might indicate that the default is used if you also try to set this for a specific website.


There may be a problem with storing permissions.
You can delete the permissions.sqlite file to reset all permissions.

In case you are using "Clear history when Firefox closes":

  • do not clear the Site Preferences

Question owner

Thanks for the response. Sorry that I seemed so offended. It wasn't as bad as it reads.

As for what I'm trying to do, I have "Tell me when a website asks to store data for offline use" checked under tools/options/advanced. I then right-click the page for which I want to allow offline storage and choose "view page info"/permissions and I uncheck "use default" under "maintain offline storage" and choose the allow radio button. After closing the window the change has no effect. Also, if I immediately right-click and go to the same setting, "use default" is checked again.

cor-el
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Are other permissions working correctly and saved?

Did you try to delete the permissions.sqlite file in case there is a problem with the permissions?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes.

Question owner

For a given page, "maintain offline storage" and "enter fullscreen" are the only settings that don't stay changed. I'll try deleting the permissions.sqlite file.

Question owner

Deleting permissions.sqlite made no difference in the behavior.