I am not sure whether to ask here or at firefox support first, anyway I start here.
Description of the problem is simple: sometimes (well, actually very often, but not always) when I start firefox it runs in “Private browsing” mode.
What can I do to sort it out?
Thank you very much
Running Firefox 106.0.4 on Fedora 36
Just to double-check, you don’t happen to have the Private Browsing checkbox checked here, do you?
And how do you launch Firefox - via the standard GNOME app launcher, another shortcut, command line, etc.? Just thinking if there is a way that perhaps more than one Firefox launcher might exist, one of which has the -private command line option included?
Probably worth checking on the Mozilla Firefox support resources/forums too:
No, I have “Save History” and when I choose “Use custom settings for history” I see the same options as in your image.
The problem happens both if I click on the icon in the gnome dock, and if I run firefox from the terminal.
In both situations, the problem happens sometimes, and some times not.
When I launch it from the terminal, the output is identical (apart from the “t=…”) either if I see the bug or not:
Warning no default label for /home/andrea/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports Warning no default label for /home/andrea/.mozilla/firefox/installs.ini Warning no default label for /home/andrea/.mozilla/firefox/jm4hpe0b.default Crash Annotation GraphicsCriticalError: |[GFX1-]: glxtest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection. (t=0.31158) [GFX1-]: glxtest: VA-API test failed: failed to initialise VAAPI connection. Warning no default label for /home/andrea/.mozilla/firefox/Pending Pings Warning no default label for /home/andrea/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini
Thank you, done: see here
Thank you very much for your help (any other suggestion is greatly appreciated)
PS problem still happens with firefox 108.0.1
Problem solved, it was actually an extension problem (see the above link to mozilla support)