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How can I get my Firefox persona to work with the new version of Firefox?

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How can I get my Firefox persona to work with the new version of Firefox?

Everything was working fine, then my computer automatically updated Firefox and my persona background disappeared. It's listed as enabled on the add-ons backgrounds under add-ons manager. I have Foxkeh tail wag. I went and reinstalled it but it still doesn't come on. I went to the firefox personas page and tried to install a different persona. NONE of them work now. How can I get my persona background back?

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Re: How can I get my Firefox persona to work with the new version of Firefox?

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 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.

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Re: How can I get my Firefox persona to work with the new version of Firefox?

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 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.

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Re: How can I get my Firefox persona to work with the new version of Firefox?

Fixed! Thank you!

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Re: How can I get my Firefox persona to work with the new version of Firefox?

Why can't we have a persona while private browsing...?? It worked in the previous version. I

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Re: How can I get my Firefox persona to work with the new version of Firefox?

That is currently not possible.

  • bug 852295 - LW Themes do not display in Permanent Private Browsing mode post Per-Window PB

(please do not comment in bug reports: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html)

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Re: How can I get my Firefox persona to work with the new version of Firefox?

With History not saved type of Private Browsing that change does not yet seem to have made it on to the Beta Channel but it is now on Aurora.

You may not wish to upgrade to Aurora to get this feature but this does strongly suggest the feature will be on the Firefox 21 (or22) Release in a few weeks time.