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  • SDGr Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Same here.
    Restarting the dock trashes cookies, even with safari still open.
  • aitala Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What about a chat program like Adium? Especially with Facebook chat enabled?

  • Riot Mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have removed my web clip from Dashboard. I will see if that works for me. This really becoming a pain.
  • explorz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    It's NOT web clips. Its NOT Adium. It's NOT Growl. If you read through the posts you will see that many. many people have confirmed that they have none of these things installed at yet the problem persists.
  • Mike Barskey Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I do not have Adium or any of the other suggested problem-causing apps except Growl, and I tried disabling Growl but the problem persisted.

    However, I did have Gabtastik and Twhirl. I quit those 2 apps and Safari/Webkit seems to work fine now!

    This, of course, is only one data point, but perhaps others can try the same thing and post their success or failure.
  • explorz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    The likelihood that we all have the same third party app that is causing this for everyone is remote. My guess is that many of us, including myself, don't have Gabtastik or Twhirl.
  • Mike Barskey Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Yes, that's fairly obvious. But the reason I even thought Gabtastik or Twhirl might be the cause is because of what Aitala said: "What about a chat program like Adium? Especially with Facebook chat enabled?" I didn't have Adium, so I couldn't have Facebook Chat enabled, but I had another Facebook chat app. I realized that Facebook chatting is different than AIM or ICQ or MSN; they all use custom protocols, but Facebook chat uses http, and hence probably uses cookies.

    So I posted my findings with the hope that someone else might be able to have a similar revelation and help the community narrow down the problem yet further.
  • Snerual Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same issue here on my Macbook... I had to re-login to Apple Discussions THREE TIMES before being able to reply to this topic even...

    I just deleted my webclip, and we'll see if by tomorrow all my cookies are still intact...

    <frustrated user>I guess this is what happens if you pull away all your best engineers from your core business and put them on gadgets like the iPhone, is this why we pay twice the price of a decent Dell, Apple?</frustrated user>

    Looks like it's Firefox or Camino time for me, Camino beta looks is promising I must say.
  • aitala Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think you may be on the right track here. This would explain why there does not seem to be a single cause.

    I did a test by removing my Cookies.plist file, re-enabling my Facebook Chat account in Adium. Instantly a new 48K plist file appeared which contained cookies for non-Facebook sites. So its pulling a cached cookies file from somewhere (Safari/WebKit was off). This could cause havoc and be hard to find if folks are using many different chat apps...

  • W. Raider Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)
    For me, going to each sites cookie in Safari, one by one, via it's pref window, and deleting the password cookie, then re-logging into the site seems to have cured it for the last few hours. Tedious to go through each site's cookie like that but thus far, it's been working.
  • Chris Brummel Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Not sure if this helps folks here, but here is my experience:

    Just a few hours ago, I signed up for Facebook. Worked smoothly for the first few hours, but now I have headaches on SEVERAL sites. I don't have an Adium account for Facebook Chat, but I do have Growl.

    Since it is the latest change to my environment, I'm guessing that it's some incompatibility with Facebook's cookies and Safari. Does that sound like a reasonable posibility?
  • Mark Biech Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I didn't think that files could effect Mac like that. Wouldn't that be a virus?? If one cookie from a site was able to delete files?
  • Frozo Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
    Add me to the list. Every few days all websites forget who I am!!
  • Roving Eye Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, I count myself lucky that (apparently) the removal of web-clips cleared my problem. As regular readers of this thread will note that I, too, have had the forgetful Safari problem.

    The problem hasn't re-appeared since I cleared the web-clips some weeks ago.

    Perhaps there is more than one reason for Safari forgetting log-ins, passwords etc?

    Good luck folks.

    All those at Cupertino, please note:- there are a lot of unhappy folk out here!

    P.S. If anyone from Cupertino is reading these, perhaps they'd fix Mighty Mouse problems as well- mine is very ill.
  • david davis Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Add me to the list too.

    This is totally unsat.
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