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I have realised that the two "edit" links on my Preferences page (to edit favourite and ignored tags) can't be clicked either. Checking the Web Developer>Network activity, I can see the following messages:

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The popup you get when cliking on the stackexchange icon or when hovering on your user name have stopped working a few weeks ago on some pages.

For example, it works on these pages:

But it does not work on those pages:

I'm using Firefox 23 on Windows 7 (just upgraded to Firefox 23.0.1 but same behaviour). The behaviour started a few weeks ago, on 3 different PCs.

The popups I'm talking about:

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Check the JavaScript console, see what error you get. Also check the loaded resources. – Shadow Wizard Aug 27 '13 at 13:29
Also clear your browser's cache, you never know. – Frédéric Hamidi Aug 27 '13 at 13:30
@FrédéricHamidi I've done that already. – assylias Aug 27 '13 at 13:33
@ShaWizDowArd Do you know how to do that on Firefox? I have opened the Error Console but it does not show anything when I try to open those popups. – assylias Aug 27 '13 at 13:33
@assylias Firefox menu --> Web Developer --> Network. You'll probably see some JS resources failing to load. – Shadow Wizard Aug 27 '13 at 13:37
It looks fine when I load stackoverflow.com but does not change when I click on the stackexchange button (i.e. it does not show new resources being loaded). When I look at the console tab, nothing happens when I click on the stackexchange button either (it behaves as if it were disabled). – assylias Aug 27 '13 at 13:40
"Too much recursion"? Stack Overflow is overflowing the stack? Oh, the irony. – mikeTheLiar Aug 27 '13 at 13:56

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Clearing cache, cookies etc. did not do anything.

In the end I uninstalled/reinstalled firefox and that solved the problem.

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