# What do I need to do to be able to log in with Firefox?

I'm ditching Chrome, finally worn out by its persistent memory bloat, and trying to move to Firefox (19.0). I have not imported/transferred anything from my Chrome settings.

On trying to log in (using my Stack Exchange OpenId), I got the message

Adblock interferes with login, please disable it


The only thing I could see remotely connected with ad blocking was Ghostery, so I disabled and tried again. Same result, but at the same time I have no problem logging on through Chrome.

In accordance with recommendations I saw elsewhere on this site, I cleared cache/history and cookies, but the problem persists.

I have also run the adblock check, and the reply was 'success'.

Two questions:

• What setting do I need to tweak in Firefox?

• How do I do that selectively for Stack Exchange? (As I'm not prepared to open up for other things, in case you're wondering.)

Conclusion: I have no idea what the problem was, but by disabling and re-enabling my Convergence extension, things are now working. I'm sorry -- please feel free to delete as too localised.

I can confirm that it appears to have been something my Convergence extension was doing. Fortunately, I can leave it disabled.

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Any chance you imported Chrome's settings? (Though your problem differs, that did cause problems for someone else.) And related, the "And what else do I need?" in Which browsers are officially supported? And what else do I need? –  Arjan Feb 25 '13 at 21:28
And as per Nick's comment here, can you access openid.stackexchange.com/affiliate/form/ad-block-check? (This might be an old URL though.) –  Arjan Feb 25 '13 at 21:36
What extensions might you have that could otherwise be related to blocking sites/scripts/anything at all? –  Andrew Barber Feb 25 '13 at 21:48
@AndrewBarber I disabled them all, and re-enabled them one-by-one. Convergence was the one that broke things. –  Brent.Longborough Feb 25 '13 at 21:52
snicker move to FF as an alternative to a "persistent memory bloat" –  Eonasdan Feb 25 '13 at 21:58
@Eonasdan Yep, my overall system working set went down from 5.8 to 4.6 Gb, and actual memory from 3 to 2.3 Gb for the same set of tabs. Humph –  Brent.Longborough Feb 25 '13 at 22:05
@Brent.Longborough don't get me wrong I use FF every day all day but FF (more likely flash and firebug) aren't that great at managing memory. –  Eonasdan Feb 25 '13 at 22:12
Nice, you found a HTTPS dependency which I added to the "What else do I need" now. If interested, you could check what stackauth.com gives you (with that extension enabled), but I guess for future visitors the notion about HTTPS suffices! –  Arjan Feb 25 '13 at 22:22