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after upgrading a few versiond ago, I now have to sign into each website everytime I open the browser (ex. Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Weight Watchers, etc)
This only happens on my PC ...
after upgrading Firefox a few versions ago (definitely after 21,) I started to have to sign in to all my websites when I initially open the browser. (ie sites like facebook, twitter, WeightWatchers.com,) Even if I check 'keep me signed in,' I still have to enter a username and password every time I open firefox. This does not happen on my Mac. Any insights on how to stay signed in like before would be appreciated.
Running Windows 7 Premium Dell/ XPS8300 16 GB RAM i7-2600CPU @340GHz 64-bit OS
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This problem usually indicates that your cookies are being cleared between sessions.
By default, Firefox allows cookies to persist for as long as the site requests. You have the option to globally switch to session-only cookies, or to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis. Firefox also has a feature to remove cookies at shutdown. (In private browsing sessions, all cookies are retained only for the duration of the private session.)
Based on your More System Details, it does not appear that you have a global session-only rule, nor do you have Firefox set to clear cookies on shutdown. You could double-check in the Options dialog.
orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Options > Privacy
If you have the drop-down set to "Firefox will: Use custom settings for history" you can see the cookie settings and whether anything is set for cleansing at shutdown.
Two other ways cookies might be cleared are:
- Add-ons that target cookies (your do not seem related to cookies)
- External security / privacy / cleaning software
Could it be something running outside of Firefox?