When I want to go to chat I get this message at the top of the screen, while I'm logged on on at least 5 Firefox tabs! If I remove the message and click on login the message comes back. So I can't chat.

Firefox 3.6.18 on Windows XP w/ SP3.

• Have you tried logging out/in again? What does chat.stackexchange.com/help say? – balpha Jul 17 '11 at 8:21
• @balpha - Thanks for the suggestion. I always thought that moving away from SE would automagically log off, and I tried that, but maybe I should logoff explicitely, only I can't find a button/link for that on electronics.stackexchange.com. – stevenvh Jul 17 '11 at 8:43
• Move the mouse cursor over your username on the top; the logout link is in the popup. – balpha Jul 17 '11 at 8:44
• Explicitely logging out doesn't solve the problem; I keep getting the same message when I click on login :-(. Thanks for the tip anyway. – stevenvh Jul 17 '11 at 9:03
• No, just logging out doesn't do the deal -- you'll also have to log back in to electronics.se. Also, you didn't answer my other question: What does the diagnostics page say? – balpha Jul 17 '11 at 9:08
• I couldn't login: I got the message as soon as I clicked login :-(. Diagnostics OK for 1 to 4, 5 was skipped. Doesn't Firefox support DOM storage?? Anyway, the alternative login method on the bottom of the page seems to work. Thanks for the replies. – stevenvh Jul 17 '11 at 9:29
• Well, if DOM storage is disabled, that explains why it didn't work. FF supports it (I think since version 3.5 at least); check dom.storage.enabled in about:config. Do you have any paranoia plugins installed that would disable it, like NoScript or such? – balpha Jul 17 '11 at 9:39
• dom.storage is enabled. I do have NoScript installed, but everything on SE is enabled. – stevenvh Jul 17 '11 at 9:43
• @Steven - What is "everything on SE"? Does it include or.sstatic.net, the StackOverflow CDN? Kellenjb reports that Chat works in FF with NoScript and sstatic.net whitelisted. – Kevin Vermeer Jul 25 '11 at 15:27
• @Kevin - everything means *.stackexchange.com. And yes, sstatic.net is also whitelisted. To make sure NoScript wasn't the culprit I checked "Temporarily allow all this page", but that didn't help. – stevenvh Jul 25 '11 at 15:36