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Firefox does not open tinyurl.com

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Firefox does not open tinyurl.com, while Chrome and Edge do not have an issue.

Errormsg: "Server not found". "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at tinyurl.com.".

I have experienced this since a few months. I read some articles that this was implemented to enhance the security, but how can I fix it?

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What is the full link you are trying to use? Note: It's possible the link is no longer active.

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@FredMcD

For example: https://tinyurl.com/

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No security software only Windows 10 Defender. Network settings --> No proxy DNS Prefetching --> network.dns.disablePrefetch = true Firefox history all cache and cookies deleted

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Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website.

If there is still a problem,

Start Firefox using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

While you are in Troubleshoot(Safe) mode;

Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration in Firefox. Since this feature was added to Firefox it has gradually improved but there are still a few glitches.

How to disable Hardware Acceleration {web link}

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This could be a problem with DNS.

You can check the connection settings to see if you use a proxy or VPN.

  • Settings -> General -> Network: Connection -> Settings

If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then try to select "No Proxy" if "Use the system proxy settings" or one of the others do not work properly.

See "Firefox connection settings":

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Start Firefox using Troubleshoot(Safe) Mode: Still not able to view https://tinyurl.com/ How to disable Hardware Acceleration: Still not able to view https://tinyurl.com/

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Start your Computer in safe mode with network support. Then start Firefox. Try Secure websites. Is the problem still there?

Starting Any Computer In Safe Mode (web link) Free Online Encyclopedia

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

https://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10/ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If the problem goes away with the computer in Safe Mode, the problem is with one of the other programs on the system.

As a test, disable your protection programs.

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Firefox update (v.93) of 9th October 2021 also fixed the tinyurl.com-problem. Not sure if it was related, but I did not work on the FIrefox-tinyurl-problem in the mean time. Coincidence???

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