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firefox always switches to https protocol although i have no private browsing on

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upgraded to FF4 two days ago, on my MBP (OS X 10.6.7). ever since i cannot access washingtonpost.com nor nytimes.com ( for example), because FF keeps surfing in https protocol. I have Permanent Private Browsing mode DISABLED, and i have NOT started Private Browsing within Tools ... I will switch back to prev FF version because there are many links i cannot access anymore .

I have all the browsers installed ( am a front webdev myself) and no other gives me this annoyance. Also checked with my husbands notebook. We have exactly the same settings. He is using Windows7. And he can access the links I cannot.
So there is an issue with MBP and FF4 and protocols.
Any chance of a prompt solution?

Thanks in advance!

PS btw, the language i use on all my software is always english. but i was asked to register AND sign in (after the registration confirmation mail ) to sign in in danish or whatever scandinavian language that was ... might be you'd want us all to speak that,which would be fantastic, and i love living next to the danish border, but i also love working in english. thanks!

Chosen solution

Do you have an extension that forces a secure connection?

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://washingtonpost.com

Installed Plug-ins

  • iPhoto6
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

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Chosen Solution

Do you have an extension that forces a secure connection?

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.

See:

Question owner

Thanks for reminding me! I didn't bother to start in safe mode, but it did work, so i checked my extensions, and i DID have HTTPS Everywhere I do not recall installing it, though... Hm! Anyways, iam a happy camper now, and i don't care why it was there, it's gone now :-)

I apologize for taking your time with such simple and obvious solution... i should have known myself.

Have a great week ahead!