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I checked on the support forum and found a solution: Go to Options, in the left pane select Advanced settings. My version (56) does not have Advanced as a selection. I found that it was last on version 55. I tried uninstalling version 56 and downloading version 55, but only version 56 will download.

I prefer using Firefox, but this constant clicking to allow it to access another webpage is driving me crazy. I don't want to switch to Chrome, but will if this can not be changed.

I checked on the support forum and found a solution: Go to Options, in the left pane select Advanced settings. My version (56) does not have Advanced as a selection. I found that it was last on version 55. I tried uninstalling version 56 and downloading version 55, but only version 56 will download. I prefer using Firefox, but this constant clicking to allow it to access another webpage is driving me crazy. I don't want to switch to Chrome, but will if this can not be changed.

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The warning about reloading or redirecting is meant as an accessibility feature so people with disabilities or people who use screen readers do not get confused and isn't meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting.

You can toggle the involved pref directly on the about:config page.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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The warning about reloading or redirecting is meant as an accessibility feature so people with disabilities or people who use screen readers do not get confused and isn't meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting.

You can toggle the involved pref directly on the about:config page.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

The warning about reloading or redirecting is meant as an accessibility feature so people with disabilities or people who use screen readers do not get confused and isn't meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Accessibility_features_of_Firefox You can toggle the involved pref directly on the <b>about:config</b> page. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/accessibility.blockautorefresh You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config
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cor-el said

The warning about reloading or redirecting is meant as an accessibility feature so people with disabilities or people who use screen readers do not get confused and isn't meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting. You can toggle the involved pref directly on the about:config page. You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.
''cor-el [[#answer-1014020|said]]'' <blockquote> The warning about reloading or redirecting is meant as an accessibility feature so people with disabilities or people who use screen readers do not get confused and isn't meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Accessibility_features_of_Firefox You can toggle the involved pref directly on the <b>about:config</b> page. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/accessibility.blockautorefresh You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config </blockquote>
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Thank you so much for the help.

It seems like an unnecessarily complicated 'solution' for the average user. Why couldn't the Advanced category be continued in the Options section. Simple and straightforward for most people.

Thank you so much for the help. It seems like an unnecessarily complicated 'solution' for the average user. Why couldn't the Advanced category be continued in the Options section. Simple and straightforward for most people.
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cor-el
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Most settings that were previously under Advanced have been moved to one of the other tabs. For some reason they have decided to remove this specific redirect warning setting possibly because it is badly named and doesn't work correctly in some cases (location redirect via the response headers).

Most settings that were previously under Advanced have been moved to one of the other tabs. For some reason they have decided to remove this specific redirect warning setting possibly because it is badly named and doesn't work correctly in some cases (location redirect via the response headers).
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Jmyishi said

Thank you so much for the help. It seems like an unnecessarily complicated 'solution' for the average user. Why couldn't the Advanced category be continued in the Options section. Simple and straightforward for most people.

I agree with "jmyishi", it is too much mitigation for the average user. I have adequate knowledge and experience to understand what needs to be done but it just is too much for most people including myself to handle this each time. My solution is going to be the same as most, chose another browser - it just costs too much time. I would consider this a development defect and give it attention as this will drain your user base.

Kevin

''Jmyishi [[#answer-1014024|said]]'' <blockquote> Thank you so much for the help. It seems like an unnecessarily complicated 'solution' for the average user. Why couldn't the Advanced category be continued in the Options section. Simple and straightforward for most people. </blockquote> I agree with "jmyishi", it is too much mitigation for the average user. I have adequate knowledge and experience to understand what needs to be done but it just is too much for most people including myself to handle this each time. My solution is going to be the same as most, chose another browser - it just costs too much time. I would consider this a development defect and give it attention as this will drain your user base. Kevin

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