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Can I enable auto redirect ON A PER SITE BASIS (i.e. not in about:config which is for ALL sites)?

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I see how to do it browser-wide with about:config. I wish to choose auto redirect site by site

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Hi pilotcfi, Firefox's refresh/redirect block* was intended as an accessibility feature for users of screen reader software so the context would not change unexpectedly. It wasn't designed as a permission you can set on a site-by-site basis. You could look into whether any add-ons offer that.

* For ease of reference:

If you are getting a blank page or annoying prompts to Allow a redirect, here's how you can turn the redirect block off:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste access and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the accessibility.blockautorefresh preference is bolded and "modified" or "user set" to true, double-click it to restore the default value of false

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So what sites is it that is doing this? And how are you configuring the about:config?

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Example site: vanguard.com

I'm not changing about:config since that enables ALL sites as far as I can tell.

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Hi pilotcfi, Firefox's refresh/redirect block* was intended as an accessibility feature for users of screen reader software so the context would not change unexpectedly. It wasn't designed as a permission you can set on a site-by-site basis. You could look into whether any add-ons offer that.

* For ease of reference:

If you are getting a blank page or annoying prompts to Allow a redirect, here's how you can turn the redirect block off:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste access and pause while the list is filtered

(3) If the accessibility.blockautorefresh preference is bolded and "modified" or "user set" to true, double-click it to restore the default value of false