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Problem with private browsing?

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2018, 17:33
by yellowfinch
Even from just launching Pale Moon and doing nothing in it, lots of error messages were being generated in my syslog file. They weren't clear enough for me to figure out what was going on except that I noticed the word "private" occurring frequently, including "privateTab". That clue lead me to deactivate the Private Tab add-on. This eliminated most of the errors, but I still get this (where the last two digits vary):

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WARNING: content window passed to PrivateBrowsingUtils.isWindowPrivate. Use isContentWindowPrivate instead (but only for frame scripts).
pbu_isWindowPrivate@resource://gre/modules/PrivateBrowsingUtils.jsm:25:14
@about:privatebrowsing:40:12

So...

Could it be that there is a bug – or simply a contraindication – in Pale Moon's private browsing that would explain why the Private Tab add-on is having trouble even though it does work as expected?

I'm using PM 28.0.1 64bit on Linux.

Background (for those who don't know "Private Tab"): It allows one to have both private and regular tabs in the same browser window. You can have a shortcut key to open such a private tab (just like Ctrl+T opens a regular tab, I had Alt+P to open a private one) and it also allows you to put the string "private:" in front of a URL in a bookmark, for those sites you want to make sure you'll always open in a private tab.

I had been using it for a decade in an old version of FF on Windows and it worked great, so I would miss it immensely.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/private-tab/versions/

Re: Problem with private browsing?

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 01:36
by therube
Do you get that message when start with a new, clean Profile?

Re: Problem with private browsing?

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 05:15
by New Tobin Paradigm
Ignore it. It's fine. Unless you are seeing private browsing data persisting.. Warnings are not errors.

Re: Problem with private browsing?

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 12:42
by yellowfinch
therube wrote:Do you get that message when start with a new, clean Profile?


Good question. I don't know when I'll be able to try that. I could do it today if I was able to also install PM 28 on another machine, which I have been trying to do for over a week, as described in my other post: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=20917

On that other machine, with PM 27 and the same version of the Private Tab add-on, I don't get any warnings or errors in syslog (relating to PM).

Re: Problem with private browsing?

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 13:35
by Isengrim
You don't need a separate installation. Simply open the profile manager and create one from there.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pr ... x-profiles

Re: Problem with private browsing?

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 14:06
by New Tobin Paradigm
New Tobin Paradigm wrote:Ignore it. It's fine. Unless you are seeing private browsing data persisting.. Warnings are not errors.

Re: Problem with private browsing?

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 15:31
by yellowfinch
Isengrim wrote:You don't need a separate installation. Simply open the profile manager and create one from there.


I know. I do it often on the other machine. But I have too many tabs open (i.e. active sessions) on my main one so I rarely shut it down. Also, the session manager doesn't work, whereas it does in PM 27.