Monday, October 30, 2023

Tech Support

Are you having trouble commenting on blogs, going into an infinite loop of logging in and not being recognised and being asked to log in? Are you getting something like "Unable to sign in to comment. Please check your browser configurations to allow sign-in. To leave a comment, click the button below to sign in with Google."? It seems to be an issue with cross-site cookies, and here is a solution if you are using Firefox.

Click on the little shield icon in the url bar. You should see an option for "Enhanced Tracking Protection". Turn this off.

That should fix the problem!

Don't get used to this; tech support is not going to be a regular feature of the blog. I'm far too old and stupid for that. I'm sharing this "hack" -- as the kids call it -- because it's been annoying me and I thought it would be useful to have it written down somewhere so the Google Bots could find it and help someone else.

(Also, if you don't use Firefox, then it's of little use. Sorry.)

(Also also, Firefox will undoubtedly do some sort of update very soon that will break this and make all of the above irrelevant and useless.)

Monday, October 09, 2023