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Why can I not login to Twitter using Firefox, only I.E.?

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all attempts to login to Twitter using Firefox Fail! however I can open I.E. and login without any difficulty reason is unknown

Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://

Installed Plug-ins

  • Macromedia Authorware Web Player Netscape plug-in, version 2004
  • 1.9.0042.0
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • 12.0.1.647
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Google Update
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Mycamera Plugin
  • Retrogamer Installer Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_23 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60310.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • Npdsplay dll

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0

More Information

cor-el
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10756 solutions 96803 answers

Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

Question owner

tried it - still no access

any more ideas?

cor-el
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10756 solutions 96803 answers

If clearing the cookies doesn't help then it is possible that the file cookies.sqlite that stores the cookies is corrupted.

Rename (or delete) cookies.sqlite (cookies.sqlite.old) and delete cookies.sqlite-journal and cookies.txt, if they exist, in the Firefox Profile Folder in case the file cookies.sqlite got corrupted.

Question owner

Still not working TWITTER takes the sign-on and seems to be performing a check by accessing several other sites (in rapid succession) then back to sign-in screen

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