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WebExtensions unable to save preferences

Post by F4X » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:54 pm

Firefox 57.0.4.
You install uBlock, you update its filters, and everything is fine.

Firefox privacy settings:
https://i.imgur.com/iqW50ZR.png

filters are fine after closing Firefox:
https://i.imgur.com/Cz6oLIw.png

But once you set the private mode...:
https://i.imgur.com/LRstOKR.png

...all the standard uBlock filters are gone after restarting the browser:
https://i.imgur.com/zGUiiQn.png

You may update them whatever often, but once you close Firefox - they will be gone.

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Post by intense » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:56 pm

if you think it's an uBo issue report (only) here:
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues

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Post by F4X » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:05 pm

intense wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:56 pm
if you think it's an uBo issue report (only) here:
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues
Sadly I cannot: "An owner of this repository has limited the ability to open an issue from new users."
If someone else does that it would be nice.
I forgot to say: it's the 64-bit version of Firefox. The latest one.

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Post by intense » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:15 pm

I'll notify the issue to @gorhill (there was a disturbing troll yesterday on github )

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Post by gorhill » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:28 pm

It's a known Firefox 57+/webext issue. See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... &t=3034189.

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Post by F4X » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:22 pm

Firefox 58 private mode, still the same.
Strangely enough, initially unselected filters after selecting them update themselves and keep new filter bases after browser restart, but those which were selected by default, lose updates everytime after closing the browser:
https://i.imgur.com/XQMyJ2U.png

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Post by F4X » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:36 am

Firefox 61 private mode, still the same.
May be it's better to change how the extention preserves its filter lists?

I mean, I would like to use the extention with both Chrome & Firefox, but I only can do it with Chrome, because in Firefox it cannot save any filter updates at all.

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Post by intense » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:39 am


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Post by -Mark- » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:59 am

No need to report, it's not fixed despite new releases. Keep track of the bug tracker I'm posting below instead of new release versions, that's how you can know if it's fixed or not.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1313401
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1427986
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues/3071
https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock-issues/issues/38

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