Firefox won't allow redirect to PayPal
Firefox 82.0.3 no longer redirecting to PayPal from a vendor. I just get the endless circle. I tried allowing pop-ups, though the pop-up was already appearing. What can I do? I don't want to have to keep switching browsers to pay for something. Thanks for any help.
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Hi, try turning off 'Enhanced Tracking Protection' for that site (and if necessary, each stage of the payment process) by clicking the shield icon at the left-hand end of the address bar while the page is loaded - Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for desktop.
Hold down the Shift key when you start Firefox to start in Safe Mode. More - Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode.
If it works in Safe Mode, disable any theme and your extensions - 3-bar menu > Add-ons > Themes/Extensions, then restart Firefox; now if it's still OK, re-enable them one by one until you find the culprit. You may need to restart Firefox after enabling some extensions.
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Thank you Scribe! It took a while but I have discovered that it was Privacy Badger. I am now wondering whether it has started doing this since they changed their default way of identifying trackers, as described here: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/privacy-badger-changing-protect-you-better I have no idea whether their 'local learning' (previous default) was actually a security risk. if not, I'd prefer to return to that, rather than keep disabling PB for individual transactions or sites.