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Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

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Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

I've seen numerous questions similar to this problem, but they're all about Custom Settings and none of them seem to work for me.

I want to have Firefox set to 'Remember All History' and stay that way, but when I close Firefox, the next time I open it the setting has reverted to 'Never Remember History', and all I'd done in the previous session was lost, including my cookies and log-ins.

I'm currently using the latest version of Firefox, and I'm running on Windows Vista. Everything was working fine until a few days ago after Adobe Flash crashed from being overloaded. Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

hello, does anything in here help to address the problem?: How to fix preferences that won't save

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Re: Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

hello, does anything in here help to address the problem?: How to fix preferences that won't save

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Re: Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

Make sure your not running Firefox in private browsing mode

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Re: Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

I'm not running in Private Browsing Mode. I can switch to and from Private Browsing, however (Although there's not really much difference) and the 'Always Run in Private Browsing' checkbox in the Privacy Settings is unchecked.

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Re: Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

Madperson, I'll have to try out the methods on that page once I'm back on my regualr computer today.

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Re: Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

Check the Firefox desktop shortcut to make sure that you do not have the -private switch appended to the target filed.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
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Re: Why does it Firefox keep returning to 'Never Remember History' every time I switch to 'Remember History'?

So the first thing I tried was to Reset Firefox, and worked perfectly, the only inconvenience being a home-page reset, but that's fine by me. My privacy settings seem to be working now just fine. Thanks!

Thanks as well to those who gave their suggestions but I hadn't even needed to try, your help/effort is appreciated!