[Solved]Keep signed in using Firefox?

  • I've started using Firefox more often as Opera 12 has stopped working properly on some sites I use regularly. I can't use the latest Opera versions because I'm still on Windows XP.
    One thing I've noticed is that I now have to sign in again here every time I visit with Firefox, whereas Opera 12 would almost always automatically sign me in.
    Is that expected behaviour? There doesn't seem to be any "keep me signed in" option as there is on some forums, but I have never seemed to need it before.
    🙂

  • There doesn't seem to be any "keep me signed in" option

    There is no such option but as long as you don't logout you should remain logged in. At least for a long while.

    Anyway, I'm seeing the same issue with Chrome and Opera.

  • Is Firefox (or any installed extensions for it) deleting or blocking the updating of cookies? With Vivaldi (another chromium-based browser), I'm having no problems staying logged-in unless I don't visit Opera's sites for a number of days and its cookies are thereby allowed to 'expire'.

  • Thanks guys, I don't knowingly have any Firefox extensions that affect the handling of cookies.
    I've just come back here now and I'm still logged in, but I bet I won't be if I come back tomorrow!
    I'll let you know.
    🙂

  • You aren't emptying cookies are you?

    I'm still signed in from weeks ago, but obviously if recent sign-ins aren't working right I wouldn't know it.

  • I'm not knowingly deleting any cookies.
    Still logged in when I came back to read this, I'll see if I still am tomorrow!
    🙂

  • I don't have Firefox installed on this (new) system, but I recall one of the Firefox settings or privacy options on my other systems was to clear cookies, etc upon exiting the browser. You might explore whether that's involved with your problem.

  • 'm still signed in from weeks ago, but obviously if recent sign-ins aren't working right I wouldn't know it.

    In Opera Developer I've been logged in since a while and until earlier today it hadn't changed. However all new logins with other browsers seem to be kept just while the browser are opened.

  • I just closed Firefox (I had been keeping it open) and opened it again, and I'm still logged in.
    🙂

  • Do you use one of those "crap cleaners"? Some are set to run on boot and automatically delete cookies. If so, restarting the OS will log you out.

  • Dave, I bet it's the same irregular issue with Forums login.

    The only thing regular that I think there is is that you get logged out when you haven't used the browser for a while, with the forums that is.

    Think of it as quantum physics, don't worry too much*;)*

  • Thanks again guys.
    I just came back here today, and I'm still logged in!
    Maybe the problem, if indeed there was one, has resolved itself.
    🙂

  • Well it now seems to be OK.
    I seem to be being logged in automatically every time I visit with Firefox now, so I guess it was a temporary glitch.
    🆙

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