Ever since Privacy Badger version 9.20.2018 , when i click the Settings Gear/Cog icon in the Pop-Up Panel of Privacy Badger the Settings Page opens in a Blank Temporary Container Tab, this never happened before that version.
A work around is going to about:addons and finding Privacy Badger and clocking Options as it will not open in a Temporary Container.
i figure this has to be up to EFF to fix that in a future version of Privacy Badger, but i figured i will post this here in case this is something the developer of this extension needs to know about and if somebody else is having the same issue they now know the work around.
My only other complaint of this extension is after i create a Permanent Container in Multi-Account Containers i have to disable this extension to complete that process. There has been other people complaining of the same issue in the reviews. There has to be a solution to this, giving us the option to disable it in the Toolbar somehow could be a solution.
And one more thing, a few months ago when i launched Firefox some of my containers were gone, i don't know if it was Temporary Container fault or Multi-Account Containers, but ever since Temporary Containers thinks that i have way more Temporary Containers is use then i do. i can delete all the Temporary Containers and even wait awhile and when i create a new Temporary Container it starts of at 30 Something as i have Temporary Container set to re-use container numbers. i don't know if resetting the Statistics will fix this or not.
i hope stoically can respond to any of these issues and i really hope he continues to develop Temporary Containers or at least maintain it. Thank You for you work stoically.
*Response To Developer stoically*:
Yeah, the problem with Privacy Badger has been fixed for awhile now. it was either a Firefox update, Privacy Badger update, or even both that fixed it. it has been awhile since i originally posted it.
Regarding having to disable Temporary Containers to set "Always Open in" newly created "Permanent Containers" for "Multi Account Containers" would be to let us "Temporarily Disable" "Temporary Containers" in the Toolbar using one of the Toolbar Buttons, either the one on the Right or even the one in the URL Bar. i think that would be slightly easier then opening about:addons and disabling Temporary Containers there and having to go back and re-enable it. But i'll still get by if that isn't possible as it only takes a few extra second to do it in about:addons.
Also, i have noticed that i can't install extensions or even log into addons.mozilla.org with Temporary Containers Enabled. i think it's a redirect issue but my extensions Skip Redirect, Neat URL and Clear URLs are doing nothing, so i just use a Private Browsing Window to Log in or install extensions. This used to not be the case for me at least and i have not changed any settings since i originally set it up except for Reuse Container Numbers / Keep Counting.
i also have it set to Reuse Container Number but it does not work right. it currently starts at 30-Something for me. if i set it to Keep Counting (Default) it works correctly and start in the single digits because i have single digit Permanent Containers created, but when i switch it back to Reuse Numbers it starts back at 30-Something. it's not a big deal but it is an issue and others have commented about it as well (i just realized that i typed about this before in the original review so i hope i expanded on that).
Another thing is since Firefox 64 or 65, certain data is not removed, when i view the Manage Data in about:preferences#privacy it reflects that. i don't use social media but i will click on something to view it sometimes. Like for instance i'll view an instagram page, twitter Page and i guess i'll view a page with some embedded images from imgbox.com because i'll have data from instagram, twitter, imgbox.com and easylist-(i guess from uBlock Origin). But the data from instagram, twitter and imgbox.com should delete when Temporary Containers deletes the corresponding containers, but it doesn't. i'll open about:preferences#privacy way after the 15 minutes and check the Manage Data and they're still there. i have an extension Clear Cookies and Storage Button set to delete Local Storage, indexDB and Cache, i'll use it and open about:preferences#privacy and check Manage Data and they're STILL there. Now that extension Clear Cookies and Storage Button might not be working correctly looking at the reviews, but shouldn't Temporary Containers Remove that data? What's weird is that just today right before i started this response i checked Manage Data again and the instagram and twitter data said that it was last used 50-Some Minutes ago and i have not visited those site today, so it's obviously some kind of Data Tracking B.S. i think i'll make Exceptions to Block them to see if that helps.
But what i really would like some answers to is the ENORMOUS Storage Folder Bloat. The Folder Path is C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(This i think is Not Needed and doesn't matter anyway).default\storage\default
i found someone talking about this in this Reddit Thread - https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/9133f3/why_cant_extensions_like_cookie_auto_delete_and/ - User "linasdfas" says "I was using the same setup for a while, but ended up abandoning Temporary Containers because my profile folder kept growing (~3.4 GB when I noticed and removed it). The culprit is the hundreds (about 900 in my case) about+newtab^userContextId=## directories that are being created and not removed (stored in your profile directory under storage/default).
If you don't mind, could you check if your directory also contains a bunch of these? If not, the issue might not be the sole fault of Temporary Containers, but rather the way it interacts with my other settings.
I haven't been able to find any info about this anywhere unfortutunately..."
This is the only thing i can find about this issue when searching myself. That folder for me is now 7.36 GB, has 6,913 Files and 6,865 Folders.
i tried resetting the Statistics in Temporary Containers Settings as i was hoping that it would do something but i knew it wouldn't.
There HAS to be a way to fix this. Will uninstalling Temporary Containers Delete all this Bloat? i would hate to uninstall it for nothing as i don't see a way to export and import Temporary Containers Settings. i could take screenshots obviously but i figure i'll wait for a response from you.
it will take FOREVER to delete all the "about+newtab^userContextId=" folders and i can't delete the whole "Default" folder because i believe there's a few things that has nothing to do with Temporary Containers, i would have to go through them all to make sure i don't delete the wrong thing.
stoically, i'm sorry for the long posts and i hope you have time to read this new reply eventually. i never liked Github, and now it's owned by Microsoft for data mining purposes obviously... Even though i'm on Windows 10...
i look forward to a response from you and Thank You in advance.
*Third Edit / Additional info*:
New version 0.92 has fixed the "Reuse Available Numbers" issue, i just had to restart, Thanks.
Now, i'm just waiting for a response about the HUMONGOUS Storage Folder issue. i'm thinking i should wait for a response before i take screenshots of my settings and then uninstall and reinstall Temporary Containers, in case maybe you might tell me a better way of doing it that will fix it.
Okay, i have deleted all the " about+newtab^userContextId= " folders, it was easier then i expected once i got started, but i also have 10 more i was hoping you could give me guidance on if i could delete them.
So i deleted all the " about+newtab^userContextId= " Folders, can i also delete the:
5 " about+home^userContextId=7952&firstPartyDomain=about. " Folders,
1 " about+home^firstPartyDomain=about. " Folder,
1 " about+newtab " Folder,
1 " about+newtab^firstPartyDomain=about. " Folder,
1 " moz-safe-about+home " Folder,
1 " moz-safe-about+home^firstPartyDomain=about. " Folder.
i think i can delete those 10 as i think they are related, but am hoping you can confirm that i can.
*Fourth Edit - Additional info* - i just noticed that i also have 1 " moz-safe-about+home " Folder, and 1 " moz-safe-about+home^firstPartyDomain=about. " in the "Permanent" Folder that's underneath the Default Folder. The Temporary Folder is empty.
i know that all the " moz-extension+++ " Folders have to do with the new extension storage folders with the new Firefox 66 update and i should not delete them, but i need help with the 10 i asked about.
"A workaround would be to activate the "Don't reopen new tabs" automatic mode advanced preference." - i have set it to that and will let you know if it works for me, but i have a question about that setting, it says "but New Tabs can set and read cookies in the default container", well i just started to test it out and as soon as i navigate to a website that Tab turns into a Temporary Container, so the data in that Tab will remain in the Default Container?
And i'll always have to Remove that Data Manually?
And the Temporary Containers New Tab Button to the right will Still be immune to the Default Container correct?
And also when i Left Click, Right Click and Middle Click a Bookmark to open in a New Temporary Container will also be immune?
i have never used that Normal Firefox "New Tab" button anyways because the Temporary Containers New Tab Button to the Right of it was always faster.
Thank You for all your replies and help stoically as it has been very helpful. Your time to read and reply is appreciated.
*Fourth Edit - Additional info*
The "Don't reopen new tabs automatic mode advanced preference" is not preventing the adding of New Folders being created in the Default - Storage Folder. BUT, what i have noticed is either the Firefox 66 update or one of the recent Temporary Container updates, or even both for all i know, is causing all the New Folders being created in the Default - Storage Folder not being named Like " about+newtab^userContextId= ", but are now named something related to the visited website, eBay being one, they're being named " https+++www.ebay.com^userContextId=13425&firstPartyDomain=ebay.com ".
i think until the bug you mentioned - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1474608 is fixed i'll just check the Storage Folder maybe once a week and just delete all the folders before it gets too big.
i just hope you can advise me on those 12 Folders i mentioned above if they're safe to delete.