Starting with a recent version of Firefox, I've noticed that after I need to restart the browser for updates, it has a hard time loading some of my tabs that require basi… (read more)
Starting with a recent version of Firefox, I've noticed that after I need to restart the browser for updates, it has a hard time loading some of my tabs that require basic authentication. I have a primary (master) password configured to secure my logins, and it properly requests that password on start up. When I provide that password, some of my tabs that prompt me for the basic auth credentials pop up the dialog and everything is fine. However, I have one pinned tab (our Nagios page) that is using basic auth as well, and every time the browser starts up, it just hangs. It never asks for the password, and won't load. If I try to refresh the tab, it just empties the URL bar and continues to hang. I can't use that tab at all to browse anywhere.
I can choose Duplicate Tab from the right click menu to open a copy of the tab (not pinned), and that one will prompt me for the password properly. Eventually have to just close the pinned tab and re-pin and rearrange the new tab to get it back to normal. The next time I have to restart FF, I go through this again. I feel like this started happening once they changed the basic authentication prompt from a separate window to an inline prompt in the tab. I don't remember which version of FF that was introduced in.
I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing something similar, and I can report a bug? Or maybe I am the only one in the whole world that this happens to (possible, I tend to go out of my way to find ways to disable new "features" that are added to FF, sometimes breaking things).
This is on Firefox 91 (but at least 90 also) on Windows 10 Pro 64bit.