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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 23, 2018 8:46 AM CST
Back when we were All Things Plants, I had my laptop set so that I stayed logged in to the site but now I can't seem to figure out how to do that. This old blonde would really appreciate tips about where to look in my laptop settings to figure out how I can stay logged in to the site. Green Grin!

~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
May 23, 2018 1:06 PM CST
I forgot to say, I mostly use Firefox 59.0.1 but I also have Chrome 66.0.3359.181 if either of those things are of importance. Confused

I log into garden.org with either of those browsers and don't log out but when I quit the browser; it automatically logs me out and I have to log back in each time ... it really would be nice to stay logged in all the time as I did in the past. Green Grin!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
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sooby
May 23, 2018 1:12 PM CST
I don't know about Chrome as I rarely use it and then only on my phone, but I do use Firefox and its default is to delete all cookies when you close the browser. If that's the problem you would need to either disable that or else let autofill put in your ID and password so that you only need to give that the OK.
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
May 23, 2018 5:11 PM CST
The only cookies I know about are in my cupboard. Hmm, think I'll go get one.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
May 23, 2018 5:44 PM CST
@Bonehead, I'm with you ... I do much better with the edible kind of cookies. Smiling

I did look through some of the Firefox Preference Settings but I'm afraid to mess with anything because I'd probably just get them all scrambled and not know how to fix them ... and then I'd have to wait for the family tech (my husband) to find time to get things in order again. Green Grin!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
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aspenhill
May 23, 2018 6:28 PM CST
Usually when you enter a username and password for a website, your browser asks if you want to "remember" or "save" the information. I use edge and chrome and both of these browsers do that, not sure about firefox. If you do choose to "remember", the next time you log in to that web site you won't be prompted to enter a username and password. At least that is how it has been working for me Shrug!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California
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ctcarol
May 23, 2018 9:31 PM CST
I use that option for my casual sites. Do not use that option on your banking site!
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
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Australis
May 23, 2018 9:37 PM CST

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@plantladylin

Hi Lin,

Sounds like your Firefox is set either to clear the cache or not keep cookies upon closing. "Cookies" (in this context) are small files that keep site-specific information (like login session status) but also can be used by advertising companies to track people around the web.

You can change the settings as follows:

1. Select Options from the "Hamburger" Menu:
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2. On the left hand side of the options window, select "Privacy and Security":
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3. Make sure "Clear history when Firefox closes" is not ticked.
4. Make sure "Accept cookies and site data from web sites" is selected. To limit tracking (without installing extra addons), I make sure that "Accept third-party cookies and site data" is set to "From Visited". This means that only the sites you actually visit are allowed to store cookies in your browser's cache.

Hopefully this helps solve the problem for you.

Note that you do not need to have your browser remember logins or passwords for you for this to work. That setting allows the browser to store the username and password of a site so that when the site prompts you to log in, the browser can fill those fields automatically. I never have this enabled, especially on my laptop, just in case somebody can get access to it.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
May 25, 2018 8:52 AM CST
@Australis Joshua, thanks so much for the great photo tutorial! Thumbs up
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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Australis
May 25, 2018 5:14 PM CST

Plants SuperMod

You're welcome!
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.

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