I cannot log in to stackoverflow.com using the Google OpenID service on Firefox 12, Mac OS Lion. I can log in on Chrome. I can log in to Meta.

The steps I'm doing to log in:

  • Click "log in"
  • Select Google OpenID
  • Fill in email and password on log in page
  • Get back to Stack Overflow
  • A notification appears 'welcome back dombesz'
  • On the top bar, instead of my username, I still see the "log in" link.
  • Hitting refresh still shows the "log in" link.
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    This happened to me a couple of times. And every time it was because I had imported settings from Chrome to Firefox. I had to delete the cookie, not just clearing cache.
    – Alex
    Dec 18 '12 at 18:05
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    How ironic that I couldn't log in to StackOverflow and this closed question on meta solved my problem! Proving once again that closed questions are often the best questions....
    – HDave
    Jan 10 '14 at 15:16
  • Well, imho this question is not too localized, a lot of us is using Firefox on mac.
    – dombesz
    Jan 10 '14 at 15:58

For me, clearing the cache did not solve the issue, but clearing the stack exchange cookies did.

Look here for instructions on how to clear cookies from individual websites.

(When I did this, I cleared the cookies for stackexchange, stackoverflow, and superuser.)

  • This is really working! I cannot believe I couldn't log in into stackoverflow for about 3 months!
    – Ashkan
    Jan 3 '14 at 2:36

Clearing the cache solved the issue. Here is how to clear the cache on Firefox

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    I had the same issue on Windows 7. Arch Linux worked just fine. I tried clearing the cache without any luck. However, clearing cookies did do the trick! (thanks for the tip)
    – Hannes
    May 30 '12 at 19:20

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