Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Is it safe to turn off the automatic redirection blocking feature in Firefox?

  • 1 reply
  • 1 has this problem
  • 520 views
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

I know how to turn it off. I want to know the likely consequences of turning it off.

Chosen solution

I assume that you mean this?

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

The setting in "Options > 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:

Read this answer in context 👍 4

All Replies (1)

more options

Chosen Solution

I assume that you mean this?

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

The setting in "Options > 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: