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Why do all websites visited not appear in the Permissions Manager list?

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Why do all websites visited not appear in the Permissions Manager list?

Some websites I visit (e.g., play.com) do not appear in the list on the left of Permissions Manager. However when I click 'Manage cookies' they do appear, with a list of cookies set. Is this due to some setting I don't know about? How can I stop it happening? OS is Windows 7.

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Re: Why do all websites visited not appear in the Permissions Manager list?

Thank you very much. That seems to work for me, even if it doesn't seem to correspond with the instructions on the support webpage.

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Re: Why do all websites visited not appear in the Permissions Manager list?

hello, only sites that you've set permissions that vary from the default settings in firefox in some form will show up in the permissions manager - also see Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more.

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Re: Why do all websites visited not appear in the Permissions Manager list?

Thank you. However the link above says: "On the left hand side you'll see a search bar with a list of all the websites you've been to below it. The right hand side lists the various website permissions that Firefox stores."

It then says I must highlight a site to alter it from the default permissions. So I'm confused: how do I ever get to alter anything from the default permissions if it doesn't appear until altered? Is there some other way of altering them?

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Re: Why do all websites visited not appear in the Permissions Manager list?

you can also access the permissions of a page when you're visiting it by right-clicking & going to view page info > permissions.

Page Info window - View technical details about the page you are on

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Re: Why do all websites visited not appear in the Permissions Manager list?

Thank you very much. That seems to work for me, even if it doesn't seem to correspond with the instructions on the support webpage.

New User

Re: Why do all websites visited not appear in the Permissions Manager list?

While philipp's response was helpful, it did not address original poster's question. It would be better if this information was all consolidated, instead of having to do it one at a time, per page visit.

So simply -- Why is about:config not showing all visited sites?