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Firefox does not log out of Gmail/Facebook when window is closed

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I have set each page to not 'keep signed in' for both Gmail and Facebook (have not tried others) and yet when I close firefox and re-open, my pages are still fully logged in.

I have taken steps to clear cookies and history, close browser, open browser, log into Gmail and Facebook in new sessions and made sure the options to remain logged in were not selected and then closed the browser only to re-open and have my accounts still open.

Additionally, beyond that I have enabled the clear history when firefox closes option for 'active logins', 'cookies', and 'cache'. Still the sessions persist. This should not be possible. None of the tabs are pinned currently.

A friend, having the same settings (we think) was finding that Facebook sessions would be logged out, but his Gmail session would still be active for his inbox but attempting to reach account settings would require him to log in. In my experience, I was able to get to the account settings page without having to log in.

What is going on? How do we get Firefox to behave like it used to (like it should)?

I have set each page to not 'keep signed in' for both Gmail and Facebook (have not tried others) and yet when I close firefox and re-open, my pages are still fully logged in. I have taken steps to clear cookies and history, close browser, open browser, log into Gmail and Facebook in new sessions and made sure the options to remain logged in were not selected and then closed the browser only to re-open and have my accounts still open. Additionally, beyond that I have enabled the clear history when firefox closes option for 'active logins', 'cookies', and 'cache'. Still the sessions persist. This should not be possible. None of the tabs are pinned currently. A friend, having the same settings (we think) was finding that Facebook sessions would be logged out, but his Gmail session would still be active for his inbox but attempting to reach account settings would require him to log in. In my experience, I was able to get to the account settings page without having to log in. What is going on? How do we get Firefox to behave like it used to (like it should)?

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it's in about:config, browser.sessionstore.privacy_level see this thread: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/876494#answer-247809