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Manheim2

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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 6:24 am

In in FF52.4.0esr, I am getting the following message: Firefox prevented this page from redirecting to another page and must then hit the Allow button on the right side for Firefox to actually load. Any help in overcoming this issue would be greatly appreciated. :?:

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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 7:03 am

Copy/paste into the location bar: about:preferences#advanced

Next, if it's not selected already, click the General button and then remove the checkmark from: "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page".

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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 7:30 am

Reflective: Thanks for the quick reply! Your solution worked. :)

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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 8:48 am

Reflective wrote:Copy/paste into the location bar: about:preferences#advanced

Next, if it's not selected already, click the General button and then remove the checkmark from: "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page".


BTW, that option no longer exists in FF 56.0 -- https://superuser.com/questions/1255192 ... firefox-56

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Post Posted October 7th, 2017, 11:01 am

In Firefox 56+ you will have to toggle accessibility.blockautorefresh on the about:config page to toggle this feature.
http://kb.mozillazine.org/accessibility ... utorefresh

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 3:31 am

Reinstating the old prefs UI should fix that problem (hopefully): http://techdows.com/2017/09/disable-new ... ox-56.html

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 5:07 am

Reflective: thanks for the link. I have saved it for future reference. For the moment, I am using FF 52.4.0esr in order to keep my current extensions working as long as possible.

Ortho_Fan and dickvl: thanks for the info and link regarding the fact that the Redirect option no longer exists in FF 56.0. I've saved that link as well for future reference.

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 6:11 am

In case anybody is interested : guigs (Mozilla Administrator) made a video, in which she compares 55 Preferences to 56 Preferences :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk39zpLWn7w
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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 8:20 am

Reflective wrote:Reinstating the old prefs UI should fix that problem (hopefully): http://techdows.com/2017/09/disable-new ... ox-56.html


Many thanks for the tip. I noticed the disclaimer -- " (If you don’t know, Mozilla removes the hidden preference and the old code after feature has been used for some time)." -- so I guess I'll have to decide which works better for me soon.

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 9:30 am

It might be best to get used to the new Preferences, though - better for OPs and better for forum contributors.
Easier for all concerned - at least that way we'll all know where to look when we're being told to check certain settings in 'Preferences'.
It's a pain in the toosh, all these changes, but we'll just have to live with it, I'm afraid.
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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 9:54 am

browser.preferences.useOldOrganization is gone in Firefox 57+ since the code for in-content-old has been removed.
Bug 1349689 - Remove old preferences fork (in-content-old) [57]

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 10:55 am

dickvl wrote:browser.preferences.useOldOrganization is gone in Firefox 57+ since the code for in-content-old has been removed.
Bug 1349689 - Remove old preferences fork (in-content-old) [57]


Well spotted, Dick !
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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 4:48 am

Happy112: thanks for the YouTube link comparing 55 Preferences to 56 Preferences. Really appreciate it and have saved the link to it for future reference.

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 6:25 am

Manheim2 wrote:Happy112: thanks for the YouTube link comparing 55 Preferences to 56 Preferences. Really appreciate it and have saved the link to it for future reference.

My pleasure !
That admin did a really good job, didn't she ?
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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 10:57 am

Once upon a time Firefox was a fully customizable browser which everyone could adapt to their own taste. Mozilla however has other ideas and what we'll have pretty soon will be just another Chrome clone complete with intrusive data collection into the bargain: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/06/mozil ... ollecting/

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