#24121 closed defect (worksforme)

NoScript not saving 'allow scripts globally'

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
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Description

I initially set Tor's security settings to 'Low', however, I then decided to forbid Javascript globally through NoScript. After several months, I decided to heed the warning that I was not using a default security level, and hit the 'restore to default' button in the security slider. While this restored settings to default (JS enabled) for that browser session, it was reverted to my old settings after a restart. I then tried re-enabling scripts through the NoScript button. Again, it worked for a session (Tor button now showed the 'Low' default security setting) but then reverted to old settings after a restart.

I'm running fully updated Windows 7 and Tor Browser 7.0.8 (using default updating). I also have FireFox with NoScript, HTTPS Everywhere, and Ublock Origin on the same computer (along with Chrome).

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 23 months ago by arma

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team

comment:2 Changed 23 months ago by gk

Status: newneeds_information

I wonder whether that has to do with the recent NoScript transition to restartless WebExtensions. Could you check whether you see the same behavior with a freshly downloaded and clean Tor Browser 7.0.8?

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by cypherpunks

So I deleted my Tor folder as per the uninstall instructions and then redownloaded and reinstalled (11/9/2017). Then, not only did the security slider forget which level I set, but Tor no longer remembered whether I wanted to use a bridge or not (every time I restarted, I was presented with the settings screen). Thinking my Firefox install (with NoScript) might be the problem, I also uninstalled Firefox (I had 3 versions installed somehow), restarted and reinstalled Tor a few times, and eventually I got Tor to where I remembers my connection preferences. However, it still does not remember my security slider setting (and the NoScript icon does not show up now).

comment:4 in reply to:  3 ; Changed 23 months ago by gk

Replying to cypherpunks:

So I deleted my Tor folder as per the uninstall instructions and then redownloaded and reinstalled (11/9/2017). Then, not only did the security slider forget which level I set, but Tor no longer remembered whether I wanted to use a bridge or not (every time I restarted, I was presented with the settings screen). Thinking my Firefox install (with NoScript) might be the problem, I also uninstalled Firefox (I had 3 versions installed somehow), restarted and reinstalled Tor a few times, and eventually I got Tor to where I remembers my connection preferences. However, it still does not remember my security slider setting (and the NoScript icon does not show up now).

Hm. That is weird. Where did you put your freshly downloaded Tor Browser?

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 22 months ago by cypherpunks

Replying to gk:

Replying to cypherpunks:

So I deleted my Tor folder as per the uninstall instructions and then redownloaded and reinstalled (11/9/2017). Then, not only did the security slider forget which level I set, but Tor no longer remembered whether I wanted to use a bridge or not (every time I restarted, I was presented with the settings screen). Thinking my Firefox install (with NoScript) might be the problem, I also uninstalled Firefox (I had 3 versions installed somehow), restarted and reinstalled Tor a few times, and eventually I got Tor to where I remembers my connection preferences. However, it still does not remember my security slider setting (and the NoScript icon does not show up now).

Hm. That is weird. Where did you put your freshly downloaded Tor Browser?

I put it in Desktop, like normal for WIndows

So when Tor browser updated to 7.0.10, I downloaded and installed the update and when Tor opened I got the "what changed in this update" page as normal. However, Tor did not remember that it had showed me the page: every time I restarted, I got that page.

But I fixed the problem: I deleted Firefox, deleted the Firefox profile folders in %AppData%/Local and %AppData%/Roaming, removed MalwareBytes anti-exploit beta and anti-ransomware beta, and now Tor saves my settings as normal.

comment:6 Changed 22 months ago by gk

Resolution: worksforme
Status: needs_informationclosed

Glad that it works for you now!

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