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Firefox does not allow me to stay signed in at my Gmail account

Last Modified: 2013-12-07
My problem is I would like to stay signed in to my Gmail account while using Firefox. I can do this with IE8 & Safari but not FF.

I am using Firefox 3.011 on a vista 64 machine

Remember cookies options is set to yes.  I am not clearing cookies upon exit.  Also, cookies is deselected in the clear private data menu. I am not clearing authenticated sections.  I have keep until they expire with cookies.

It remembers my username, password and the fact I have ticked the stay signed in button.

It asks me if I want to remember this password? I say Remember, but every time it asks me again. When I go to the place where it stores the remembered passwords for websites it is empty.

Security programs installed AVG AV.  No anti spyware program is enabled.

My enabled extensions are: AI toolbar, All in one sidebar, avg safe search. Better Gmail 2, better greader, Canadian English, customize google, download, evernote web clipper, fireftp, fireshot, Free download manager, Gmail manager, gmailagenda, google gears, google notebook, google toolbar, google enhancer, goglepedia, greasemonkey, hyperwords, i.e. Tab, logmein, Mr. Tech, save images, split browser, tiny menu, tree style, xmarks

I moved the cookies.txt file out of the profile folder. I re launched Firefox but it did not regenerated the file.
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