Firefox is my main browser and since Catalina, i have countless problems happening randomly.
sqlite database corruptions, leading to various problems, potentially breaking firefox, really annoying
security prompt keeps coming up for allowing access no matter what permissions are actually given (full access etc..)
data corruption leads to loss of history, start page shortcuts gone etc...
I noticed that the security prompts seems to happen more frequently when shutting down mac os without previously closing firefox. My settings are to clear cookies on browser quit only, security prompts mostly happen when starting firefox. Didn't find anyway to reproduce data corruption, seems to be random, may be depending on circumstances on how and when you quit your browser.
At first, I thought it was related to this topic : https://support.sweetpproductions.com/topic/559/cookie-6-not-recognizing-full-disk-access
But obviously, there's more specific problems coming with firefox (71), cookie 6.0.8 and before. I updated today to 6.0.9 but nothing specific seems to address this in the release notes and so my post.
Any suggestions to avoid those data corruption would be welcome, as in it's current state it's not reliable at all and you risk loosing your browser data at any time.
Note that i have synchronization enabled with other devices and i didn't check yet if my other devices are also possibly affected, may be depending what one have to do to actually restore a working firefox (ie i don't know what happen to your other devices data after you had to delete the sqlite database
cold you post a screenshot of the allow window?
I wonder which window it is, you may be trying to give access to a path which doesn't exist - ie the flash folder, if you dont have flash installed could cause a loop like this.
I did this and now the messages concerning Firefox don't show up so far. I just did a few quick tests but no more annoying permission-messages right now
"Global access" is ok for me - but it would be great if you can find a solution/fix for specific permissions. So I'm looking forward 6.0.5
@SweetP I didn't realize I had to register for this support forum to get Cookie upgrade offers. I have sent several emails to SweetP asking if there is a "coupon" for an upgrade price since I first saw an announcement without any response. In my emails I sent my earliest license key (2013) and my license key for version 5. Now that I've found this forum, could you send me the special upgrade price coupon?
Just tried that. When cookie boots up and goes to the screen to 'allow access' it gets to library/preferences and then I select it (allow) and 'allow' does not appear in the window
next to library/preferences. All others appear OK