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Re: [tor-talk] TBB: Can not set back to Never remember history

On 6 February 2014 04:03, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
You don't have any (non-default) extensions or plugins?  Sometimes they mess
w/ things.
Other than that one change, did you make any others?
Wondering if a file got corrupted?

One easy thing is just "reinstall" TBB.  Erase old files & start fresh.  If
something got corrupted, it'll be replaced.  Assuming you have a good d/l
I've changed those settings before & they don't refuse to go back.  But, you
may've found the newest "bug."

On 2/6/2014 3:20 PM, David BalaÅic wrote:
I now tried a clean installation of TBB 3.5.1 win32

I change the option from "Never remember history" to "Remember History".
It requested a restart.
Then I checked and it was "Use custom settings for history".
I looked at the TorButton extension security tab settings and it had
the first and third option UNchecked.
I changed it to "Never remember history", it requested a restart again.
I looked at the TorButton extension security tab settings and it had
the third option UNchecked.
Then I checked the FF prefs and it was again "Use custom settings for history".

So it is easily reproducible.
It doesn't sound right to me, but I'm no expert on newer TBB versions. I'm (sort of) seeing same thing as you.

In my v3.5.1, if I change from default "never remember history" to "use custom history" then check something else - like "remember my browsing & download history,"
it prompts for restart - like you said.
After it restarts & I change back to "never remember history" & check "always use private browsing," it retains those settings until I close Options, then reopen it (no messages, doesn't complain).

After reopening Options again, it's set on "use custom settings for history." But "always use private browsing" is still checked & NOTHING else on that screen. After that, in Torbutton > Security tab, the 3rd option -"restrict 3rd party cookies & other tracking data," is NOT checked. It probably should be. AND when then look in about:config (while Options still show "always use private browsing" - checked, & "accept cookies" - UNchecked),

then about:config shows: "extensions.torbutton.restrict_thirdparty = false. Obviously, it should be True.

Other than checking some sites & looking at the cookies file (using an editor) to see if it is / isn't allowing any cookies - of any type, we have no way of knowing if this is just a UI bug, or if settings really get messed up internally.
Can others confirm this behavior?

Did you check https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor for a similar problem, or file a report yourself?
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