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I'm unable to use Firefox to login at forums.getpaint.net.

The login page accepts my credential but just refreshes the page. No error is shown, but I am not logged in.
I reset my password which worked as expected. But I am still not logged in using my new password.

This page just refreshes and does not show any error:
https://forums.getpaint.net/login/?_mfaLogin=1

If I try to login from Existing user? Sign In    drop-down, the same thing happens. No error, the page refreshes, and the Existing user? Sign In      prompt is still shown.

I finally tried Chrome, which opened a window for Google Authenticator and I was able complete that and then was logged in. Now that I've authenticated in Chrome, I still can't log in with Firefox. 
 
Is this even the real forum for paint.net, or has it been co-opted?  There are lots of obnoxious and deceptive advertisements for sketchy browser add-ons. 

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It hasn't worked 100% with the older version of FF I prefer to use as a primary browser on one of my PCs.

 

I've not seen that particular problem though, I can sign in without issue.

 

The trouble for me is that it won't open the posting option. However on the same PC an up to date alternative FF based browser works perfectly as does up to date FF which I have on another PC. I've just used it to sign in to be able to post this reply.

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Well I'm posting from the latest version of Firefox just fine. If you're using an old version of Firefox ... well, your only option is really to just install the latest version. All web browsers are on continuous release schedules now, so you really have to be on latest or latest-minus-1-and-about-to-install-latest. Nobody's got time to deal with 500 versions of 10 different web browsers.

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Ah-ha, the 'new is better' creed. I've had arguments with other, mostly, US posters in regard to software updating.

 

More work for the software creators undoubtedly to accommodate old and new but, if the adoption of newer software limits choices, reduces features, forces unnecessary features or those you do not want then is new better? I'd answer: no and I can give software examples where this is unquestionably true and one of those would be Firefox.

 

But as there are alternative browsers, particularly those based on FF like Waterfox, Pale Moon and others. You can keep one of those up to date, without compromising your general use of a preferred browser or browser version because it doesn't work 100%  on a certain web site.

 

But it is up to the user to do this, as I agree, it is not the creators job to try to accommodate everyone. However it would be nice if they tried with something that should be relatively simple like signing in or posting.  No criticism intended here, just to make that clear. :)

 

Seasons greetings to all.   

 

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I didn't say anything about "new is better", as that's entirely subjective. I just said that older isn't/won't/can't be supported. It's actually a massive burden in many cases, and it's a big reason why PDN is dropping Win7/8.1 support in v5.0 ("support" meaning "it will not work or install at all", not just "you're on your own"). I spent way too much time and frustration making sure 4.3 worked on Win7 and it just wasn't worth the benefit or the headache. Now try multiplying that for browsers, multiplied by browser versions, multiplied by major OSes and versions (e.g. Win7, Win7 SP1, Win8, Win8.1, Win10 v1607, Win10 v1809, Win10 22H2, Win11, Linux, Mac OS 10.whatever), multiplied by CPU architectures ...

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