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how to avoid, "firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page."

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every new page appears with this message: "firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page." How do I avoid this?

Chosen solution

See:

  • Firefox/Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > General : Accessibility : [ ] "Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page"

The setting in "Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > General" is meant as an accessibility feature, as you can see by the label of that section, so that people with disabilities or people who use screen readers do not get confused and is not meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting.

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

weeks ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.12
  • Version 2.4.5.4390
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Picasa plugin.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iPhoto6
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 4.0.51204.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

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tried all Firefox preference settings

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

See:

  • Firefox/Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > General : Accessibility : [ ] "Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page"

The setting in "Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > General" is meant as an accessibility feature, as you can see by the label of that section, so that people with disabilities or people who use screen readers do not get confused and is not meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting.

See also:

Helpful Reply

Thank you, cor-el. Too obvious for my limited intellect, I guess.