Iceweasel privacy settings behave differently depending on user
El 2012-03-26 a las 10:17 +0700, Ken Heard escribió:
(sending back to the list)
> Camaleón wrote:
> > Something similar happened to me in Lenny when using Iceweasel (now still
> > with Lenny but on Firefox 11), that some of the privacy settings did not
> > stick despite I manually enabled the checkbox. As I finally removed the
> > stock Iceweasel (3.0.x) I forgot about it.
> I suppose that if I wait long enough the problem will be resolved by use
> of newer versions of Iceweasel. 3.6.26-1 from Lenny-backports is the
> one I am using now; it is also the same one used for Squeeze. Wheezy
> has 10.0.2-1; that version may some time be backported in Squeeze.
> Experimental has 11.0-3, but I am afraid to use it. I could also do
> what you do and use the latest version of Firefox.
I finally realized this is the best approach and not just in Lenny but
for the next Debian system I will have to install (wheezy), I'm
planning to remove the stock Mozilla programs (Iceweasel/Icedove) and go
for the upstream ones. Why? Because of the Mozilla upgrade policy, it's
very difficult for distributions to follow their "bi-monthly?" set of
> > What could you try to restore the functionality?
> > - Manually set the value from "about:config"
> > - Test with an empty profile
> As I mentioned in my post there seems to be a viable work-around. In
> the meantime I can live with the work-around; I really do not have the
> time now to see if there is something in about:config which will ensure
> consistency among users.
And most sure is that the setting in "about:config" are both identical,
but by resetting it to the default it could restore its functionality.
> Besides, if about:config settings are global, i.e., not user specific,
> then the difference in behaviour among users would surely have to reside
> in some user-specific user file, prefs.js perhaps?
"about:config" should tweak the settings for the current user, not
> >> Does anybody have an explanation for this behaviour?
> > Mmm... I'm not sure, but it could be due to a corrupted "*.sqlite"
> > database file.
> I am not sure I want to go there either for reasons already explained.
Yup, I also left as it was (broken) until I installed Firefox where
this setting started working again, but I also wondered what could have
caused the mess and after searching and digging in the web, I reached
the conclusion it could be possibily due to a corruptued FF database
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