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Suddenly I have issues on my GitHub account when using FF

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I've been using Firefox almost exclusively for years now, and it's always worked flawlessly - until recently! Now, when I log into my GitHub account, I can no longer edit and commit my changes.

When I click on the "pencil" on a rendered page, I am taken to the "edit page" where I can make my changes (in markdown), preview those changes (rendered in markdown), and then commit those changes. Beginning very recently (within the past few days), the preview tab is no longer functional, and I can no longer commit my changes to the file.

I've verified that GitHub has not changed their interface by logging in from my Chrome browser, and following the exact same procedure used in Firefox everything works as it always has.

I recently upgraded from ver 99 to 100, and now to 101.0.1. I recall clicking a pop-up immediately after the 99-100 upgrade that had something to do with cookies... sorry, I know that's lame, but it's all I can recall now. In any case, I am certain this happened recently.

Please help... I have to use Chrome for a couple of things already (my brokerage account at Vanguard for example), but I despise Google, and want to limit their spying.

Thanks,

I've been using Firefox almost exclusively for years now, and it's always worked flawlessly - until recently! Now, when I log into my GitHub account, I can no longer edit and commit my changes. When I click on the "pencil" on a rendered page, I am taken to the "edit page" where I can make my changes (in markdown), preview those changes (rendered in markdown), and then commit those changes. Beginning very recently (within the past few days), the preview tab is no longer functional, and I can no longer commit my changes to the file. I've verified that GitHub has not changed their interface by logging in from my Chrome browser, and following the exact same procedure used in Firefox everything works as it always has. I recently upgraded from ver 99 to 100, and now to 101.0.1. I recall clicking a pop-up immediately after the 99-100 upgrade that had something to do with cookies... sorry, I know that's lame, but it's all I can recall now. In any case, I am certain this happened recently. Please help... I have to use Chrome for a couple of things already (my brokerage account at Vanguard for example), but I despise Google, and want to limit their spying. Thanks,

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Hi

I use GitHub myself and know the functionality you refer to, but I am not seeing the same issue.

I think this might be caused by an add-on that you have installed. I suggest turning off half of them in turn to narrow down which one it might be.

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Hi

I use GitHub myself and know the functionality you refer to, but I am not seeing the same issue.

I think this might be caused by an add-on that you have installed. I suggest turning off half of them in turn to narrow down which one it might be.

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Thanks, Paul! I was a little skeptical of your suggestion at first. I decided to start by disabling only 3 add-ons: AdBlock+, Ghostery and Privacy Badger. Suddenly, GitHub works again! I restored one at a time & learned it was Ghostery. I repeated the test 3 times, loading a new file from GitHub before each test. It was Ghostery 3 out of 3 tests.

I've reported my findings to FF. I hope they get it fixed.

Thanks again!!!

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