I want #Firefox containers, but I want to be able to dump all my browser storage for things _outside_ those containers on exit.

Right now if I want a container to preserve, say, my Google cookies so I don't have to 2FA every time I want to use one of a small handful of services, I have to permit Google cookies to stick around everywhere, including outside the container. This means I'm letting myself be anonymously tracked. 🤷

Update to my containers saga: I found a #Firefox extension that creates temporary containers for every new tab and throws them away when you close them. This is _perfect_. github.com/stoically/temporary

Thanks to stoically's Temporary Containers extension working in concert with the official Multi-Account Containers extension, #Firefox containers have graduated from "neat idea" to "killer feature" in my book. I need to write a blog post about this.

Example workflow: open #Firefox. New tab is already in a temporary container that'll be thrown away when I close it. I can open new tabs anytime, each one is in its own temporary container.

Type "cybre" into a tab and pick cybre.space/ from the awesomebar. I've configured a Cyberspace container, so it flips right over to that one where I'm already logged-in.

Click a GitHub link here, it opens in a temporary container. Make a GitHub container, log in. Now all GitHub links open in that container.


@zigg ok, but what is a container in this context?

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@DialMforMara It’s like an isolated browser. It has its own cookies, local storage, and web database. So you’re keeping sites away from each other, which is especially important as Facebook and Google in particular have the entire web bugged with their tracking.

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