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Disable HTTPS redirect

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How do I disable HTTPS redirect. I am "aware of the risks" blah blah paranoid blah. And well aware of what I'm doing. But for some reason with 32 no everything heads over to https including non-https bookmarks.

No matter how I type it in; HTTP://www.xxxx www.xxxxx

I would like to find some way, by setting, about:config command (or hack if I have to) or even an extension someone could point me to that could stop this maddening overuse of secure transfers.

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Disabling https, is not an absolute in Firefox. Some sites will redirect and may not offer http.

However to choose one url over the other if it is an option you can disable autofil:


Address Bar Search In order to change your Firefox Configuration please do the following steps :

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear.
  2. Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the about:config page.
  3. In the filter box, type or paste autofill and pause while the list is filtered
  4. Double-click browser.urlbar.autoFill to toggle it from true to false.
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Chosen Solution

Disabling https, is not an absolute in Firefox. Some sites will redirect and may not offer http.

However to choose one url over the other if it is an option you can disable autofil:


Address Bar Search In order to change your Firefox Configuration please do the following steps :

  1. In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear.
  2. Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the about:config page.
  3. In the filter box, type or paste autofill and pause while the list is filtered
  4. Double-click browser.urlbar.autoFill to toggle it from true to false.
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It's not all sites, though, just some sites? Like the following URL that you've never visited before (on a site that has not SSL support):

http://dev.jeffersonscher.com/jstest.asp

If ALL sites attempt HTTPS, make sure you haven't installed the "HTTPS Everywhere" extension or something similar.

You can review and disable extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

In the left column, click Extensions. I suggest disabling unrecognized and nonessential extensions, and removing any that obviously are undesirable (if any).

Often a link will appear above at least one disabled extension to restart Firefox. You can complete your work on the tab and click one of the links as the last step.

Does that resolve it?

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@guigs2 Actually had that set for some time. But you sparked my memory and I double checked. Either an addon/plugin or a firefox update had wiped out my settings there. Fixed and all my bookmarks are back to accurate. Thanks for the reminder. !!

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