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Save Embedded Browser Settings

Patrick | Last updated: Jul 21, 2020 09:08PM UTC

Any changes made to the settings of the embedded Chromium browser are reverted when the application is closed. This includes the removal of installed extensions. It would be helpful if the browser settings could be saved and restored the same as other project data. ----------- One related concern I have is that, by default, any content typed into the address bar is immediately submitted to Google as a search query. While this is expected behavior for Chromium and can be disabled by removing all search engines in the browser settings, these changes will disappear when the browser reverts to the default settings. Users concerned with privacy (or bound to agreements that could be violated by sending a unique hostname to a third-party) must manually disable these features every single time the browser is opened.

Liam, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Jul 22, 2020 07:24AM UTC

Thanks for your message, Patrick. Which settings are you configuring and which extensions have you installed?

Patrick | Last updated: Jul 23, 2020 09:20PM UTC

I try to make my dedicated testing browser as vanilla as possible, which involves modifying the following settings: - Disabling autofill / auto sign-in - Disable pop-up blockers - Change download folder location - Disable address bar searching - Change the theme to differentiate it from the normal usage browser

Liam, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Jul 24, 2020 01:36PM UTC

Thanks for the additional detail, Patrick. We've added a note to our dev backlog to consider this feature.

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