Mozilla Firefox users - I have a question!

@coffeebreak (17811)
United States
July 26, 2009 8:43am CST
I started using FireFox instead of IE6. All is fine and it is cool to have one window with multiple tabs open instead of a window for everything as in IE. However, if I use the "clear private data" option to get rid of cookies and such...it logs me off... of every tab/site I am on. I have to log back into any site i had open. I have searched but can't find... is there a setting that I could change so that is just clears the junk, but doesn't completely log me off Mozilla/Firefox?
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@my52cents (569)
• United States
26 Jul 09
How/where do you set it to clear private data? I don't see that setting anywhere. And why would you need to do that on your own computer? Just curious. I've been using FireFox for some time now and love it. I have it set to open the same tabs I had open when I closed it and that works perfectly.
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@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
26 Jul 09
Under TOOLS, near the bottom is the option to Clear Private Data. If doing GPT.. you have to clear the cookies after each offer you do or the next one won't credit. When using IE I just used their "delete cookies/temp files" and it didn't log out. With FF...when I clear.. it logs everything off. Granted it, I can work around it and have become very happy with having one window open with multiple sites open in that same window instead of a window for each site as was with IE, and I can work around it, but it just seems like it is such an easy fix for FF. Even if you don't do GPT and need to clear for those reasons... clearing all the cookies and junk stuff that has collected during the day helps with virus and spyware and tracking cookies and all. When all done on the PC for the day, I will run CCleaner to clear things off. I did an article for AC yesterday and had one screen open, with several other sites open in tabs and that was so cool to be able to do the research, get affiliate links and all those kinds of things and still have my article right there to copy and paste as needed. I got the thing done in (for me) record time! With IE it was so cumbersome going between windows and back and forth! So I'm sticking with FF anyway..
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@kareng (30448)
• United States
26 Jul 09
I get a popup when closing down with the option to clear private data. I used to do this without any problems until the latest version arrived. Oh well--hoping for a quick fix.
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• United States
26 Jul 09
Oh, now I understand why. Thanks for clearing that up for me. I see "Clear recent history" and "Start private browsing." I didn't even realize those were there. Glad you're enjoying Firefox. I love the tab options, though the latest IE has those as well. There are just too many good add-ons for Squidoo that I like with Firefox, I wouldn't go back to IE anyway.
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• India
26 Jul 09
To clear the junk you can also use this software which is free and best to use it cleans your temp internet files registry entries. The software is named as ccleaner i hope so you might be knowing about this. for more details you can visit softpedia.com to get this
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@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
26 Jul 09
I do use CCleaner. But when I was using IE.. if I had FF open and doing something there and then try to use CC.. it would tell me that because FF was open, it couldn't clean all that it was supposed to and to close FF to clean, I got the impression CCleaner doesn't work with FireFox because of that. I still use it after I close FF tho.
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• India
27 Jul 09
The reason to ask you to close firefox is to clean the junk. If the firefox browser is open it cannot delete the temp internet files as it thinks that you are using it. so it asks you to close firefox ccleaner is the best what i have got because there is no need to always in IE to go to the cookies and then delete them over there. It makes the task very simple. Have any other problem let me know i shall try if i can
@kareng (30448)
• United States
26 Jul 09
This seems to be a quirk with the latest version of Firefox. I'm experiencing the same problem and I always used to clear private data when I shut down and still be logged in when I boot up the next time. Hopefully Mozilla/Firefox will have a patch out for this soon. They are usually super quick about updates and fixes! It's really a pain in the rear isn't it to have to keep logging in to sites you visit frequently!!
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
26 Jul 09
Sure is, kareng. I have been working solely with FF for the last few days and have gotten to really like the one screen with multiple sites via tabs in that one window instead of having to have seperate window for each thing like IE does. I know they have tabs to recently, but for some reason, I just didn't get into those. But I do GPT and you have to clear cookies after every offer.. I can work around it, but it'd be so much easier, faster and more enjoyable if I didn't have to "work around it" as it seems to be something simple to fix. Guess we'll see. Glad at least to know it is not a "just me" kind of issue.
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@kareng (30448)
• United States
26 Jul 09
Keeping fingers crossed that this gets fixed fast! Have a good one!
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@Basil2004 (105)
27 Jul 09
I am using the latest version of Firefox and I just tried clearing cookie setc with several tabs open and it worked without any problem. I have been using Forefox for about 5 years now without any problems and am still happy with it. Recently though, it seems to take longer to start than it used to.
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
27 Jul 09
What are your settings? I have had 2 FF windows open, each with a few tabs open, and if I clear cookies using FF tool, it logs all windows and tabs off.
• United States
26 Jul 09
you should be able to go through your options tab on the Tools section of the tool bar. Go to tools then options. The Options tb has all the options that you need in order to take or to put on options for your Fire Fox.
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I looked there but didn't find anything that seemed to have anything to do with an option to not log everything off, but just clear cookies. YOu can do that on IE.
• India
27 Jul 09
mozilla firefox is a good browser better than the internet explorer .i use mozilla which is very useful in browsing and also i have installed some addons which is useful to delete the cookies