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Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by anon1357 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:55 pm

I just updated to Firefox 86 on my main Windows 10 machine, and observe that many of my NS whitelist entries have been forgotten.
I haven't done an export for a while, since NS has been operating well for years.
Are any automatic backups made?
I have also recently added a new computer to my Firefox sync. It was a clean Ubuntu install that I added to my Firefox account and enabled sync.
Hopefully the sync is not so simplistic to conclude "there is a new machine here added to sync with no NS whitelist - since it is newest, lets sync the empty whitelist to all the other computers that have long whitelists".

I'm not sure if this is a sync issue or a FIrefox update issue or both.
It might be helpful to automatically export NS settings before any update, if that is possible.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Jackalus » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:24 pm

I am posting to get into the loop on this thread.

I recently lost all my settings from NS on Android (FF required reinstalling)
I do use Sync, and would be delighted if NS synced at least the whitelist.

Thanks

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by barbaz » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:42 pm

This thread is only for Firefox Sync related NoScript issues. Please take further discussion of cleaning software problems elsewhere.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Guest » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:23 am

barbaz wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:09 am
Alain T. wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:54 am
WDC was the guilty one !

So NoScript settings are kept in the cache...
The main NoScript settings, including the site permissions, are stored in storage-sync-v2.sqlite, storage-sync-v2.sqlite-shm, and storage-sync-v2.sqlite-wal in Firefox 79+. The last two are normally temporary files which get "written out" to storage-sync-v2.sqlite on quit. But for some reason that isn't happening with the storage-sync-v2.sqlite files, and some overzealous cleaning programs don't account for that possibility.

If you want to get rid of these "temporary" files without losing any data, you could completely quit Firefox, then open the storage-sync-v2.sqlite (leaving the -shm & -wal files alongside it) in sqlitebrowser, then quit sqlitebrowser without making any changes.
I came here to report a "bug" then saw several posts in this thread that confirmed my findings. I recently updated my and my wife's computers to the latest Firefox version 8.5x. (I'd blocked any updating for quite some time - on purpose.) My wife discovered that any new whitelist or blacklist items added to Per-Site Permissions would NOT remain on the list permanently. A test on my computer showed the same behavior. After much troubleshooting and investigation, I was able to track the issue to CCleaner's Firefox cache cleaning. Specifically to storage-sync-v2.sqlite-shm and -wal, both of which were deleted whenever running CCleaner Portable - which we both run almost daily. All the older entries in Per-Site Permissions did NOT get deleted by CCleaner, so I assume the older entries are stored elsewhere and not in the these two files. To get around this "bug" - which may actually be a Firefox bug - I simply added these two files to CCleaner's "exceptions". Problem solved. Hopefully this might save some time for anyone running up against the same situation. :)

Sync from any browsers

by q0p » Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:50 pm

Can you add in NoScrypt sync function?

I am login in firefox account on different PC and I get all bookmarks, all addons (NoScrypt too).
But whitelist of sites (sites with enabled crypts) don`t sync.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by barbaz » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:09 am

Alain T. wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:54 am
WDC was the guilty one !

So NoScript settings are kept in the cache...
The main NoScript settings, including the site permissions, are stored in storage-sync-v2.sqlite, storage-sync-v2.sqlite-shm, and storage-sync-v2.sqlite-wal in Firefox 79+. The last two are normally temporary files which get "written out" to storage-sync-v2.sqlite on quit. But for some reason that isn't happening with the storage-sync-v2.sqlite files, and some overzealous cleaning programs don't account for that possibility.

If you want to get rid of these "temporary" files without losing any data, you could completely quit Firefox, then open the storage-sync-v2.sqlite (leaving the -shm & -wal files alongside it) in sqlitebrowser, then quit sqlitebrowser without making any changes.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Alain T. » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:54 am

WDC was the guilty one !

So NoScript settings are kept in the cache...

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Alain T. » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:11 pm

Good point... the latest version of WiseDiskCleaner is set by default to clean cache of all browser...
I'll tick all out.

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Giorgio Maone » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:53 pm

Are you using any "cleaning" software, like CCleaner or Privacy Eraser (both known to mess with Firefox 79 and above data)?

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Alain T. » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:17 pm

Never had this issue before and i found that sync messes few things with Add-ons since last FF update...

NoScript settings are saved within FF, no ?

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by barbaz » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:55 pm

Alain T. wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:25 am
I had to register because my post from yesterday was deleted !
Your post is here - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=26118
Alain T. wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:25 am
So... it's a pain in the a**
EVERYDAY I have to import saved settings, otherwise all whitelisted sites are gone !
Despite FF sync are only: Bookmarks, Login and Options.

What other settings must be changed ?
Thank you for asking for help properly this time :)

What makes you think this is a Firefox Sync issue?

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Alain T. » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:25 am

I had to register because my post from yesterday was deleted !

So... it's a pain in the a**
EVERYDAY I have to import saved settings, otherwise all whitelisted sites are gone !
Despite FF sync are only: Bookmarks, Login and Options.

What other settings must be changed ?

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by cmoore » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:48 pm

sabret00the wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:30 am
Any news?

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by amccombs » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:06 pm

NoScript and Firefox Sync mean?
I uninstalled Firefox to re-install it because when I updated to Window 10, Firefox was not an option for the default browser. This is a complete headache as now I need to go back to NS and add the exceptions. Is Sync mean that it should save all the Exceptions?

Re: NoScript and Firefox Sync

by Mad_Man_Moon » Thu May 28, 2020 11:19 pm

OK, phew ... I misread ... this isn't an issue thread, it's an old one that's still stuck.

I wasn't ever expecting Sync to take my NS settings, but is it possible that it is now actually doing a little drive-by whilst syncing everything else?

There's a couple of nibbles in different forum topics below this --- and to be clear, again, I'm not expecting NS to sync at all --- but it's possible that the Sync function might be causing the normal functionality to have issues.

I just went long here:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=25927&p=102165#p102165

So ... Has anyone confirmed that NS remembering its trusts is an issue with NS or an issue with Sync ... or perhaps something else entirely?

I've done a couple of tests, but not much, and given a bit of data in that link, if it helps. But I'm no pro!

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