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Firefox keeps redirecting my localhost web page to another internet domain

I am a web developer who often writes websites on my own local computer. I use Apache web server, and using both the httpd.conf file and Windows' "hosts" file ( C:\Window… (read more)

I am a web developer who often writes websites on my own local computer. I use Apache web server, and using both the httpd.conf file and Windows' "hosts" file ( C:\Windows\System32\etc\hosts ) I can make an alias for 127.0.0.1, otherwise known as localhost. Because my name is greg, I can add a server name to my localhost, like http://greg/test.html.

This works pretty well, but sometimes when I add a new alias, like greg or gregory, Firefox doesn't pick up on it right away. I can go to http://greg/test.html in Chrome, and it goes to the local web page just fine. But if I try it in Firefox, it tries to redirect me to "http://www.greg.com". The usual fix is to go into Settings -> Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> Cached Web Content, then press CLEAR.

But this doesn't always work, and it seems like no matter what I clear, Firefox insists on not looking up my local server alias, but instead redirects me to https://www.greg.com.

How do I force Firefox to look for http://greg/ only on my local server?

Asked by gregory.george.lewis 6 days ago

Last reply by gregory.george.lewis 6 days ago

Firefox redirects my local virtual server website url to an external url

I am a web developer who makes websites on my local work station. I use XAMPP (Apache & PHP) on Windows. I edit my Windows hosts file to include server aliases like: … (read more)

I am a web developer who makes websites on my local work station. I use XAMPP (Apache & PHP) on Windows. I edit my Windows hosts file to include server aliases like:

127.0.0.12 pierremarketinggroup

...and then I add a virtual server to the Apache httpd.conf file, so that when I type:

http://pierremarketinggroup/

...in my address bar, it will take me to the local website on my workstation hard drive.

This has been working for years on Firefox, but now, after upgrading to PHP 8 in XAMPP and some fiddling around, Firefox no longer respects the local domain, but instead will redirect me to

https://www.pierremarketinggroup.com

...which doesn't exist, yet.

Firefox does the same thing with all my local, virtual domains. Chrome, Edge, and other web browsers continue to work normally, so I know my Apache and Windows hosts settings are correct.

What I have tried: - Cleared content cache, restarted Firefox. Didn't fix the problem. - "Refresh" Firefox. I think this was a mistake, as I lost all my logins, but too late now. Even so, it didn't fix the problem. I type the local address into address bar, and Firefox doesn't read it, or doesn't look up the local domain, or I don't know what.

I used to be able to fix the problem by going to Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> check Cached Web Content -> Clear, and that would usually fix the problem. Now it doesn't fix the problem.

How do I force Firefox to look up the domain on my local machine, instead of redirecting me to an external (and usually unrelated) url?

Asked by gregory.george.lewis 5 days ago

blocking email contacts

Firefox is blocking several of my email contacts, without my consent. I would like these restored as I have signed up for these emails. Any help would be appreciated! … (read more)

Firefox is blocking several of my email contacts, without my consent. I would like these restored as I have signed up for these emails. Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by grammiepnut 3 days ago

Last reply by grammiepnut 2 days ago

Google pages fail to load at random intervals

Firefox will randomly stop resolving google search results. At random times, no search entered at the top url bar will resolve. The browser will just change the text in t… (read more)

Firefox will randomly stop resolving google search results. At random times, no search entered at the top url bar will resolve. The browser will just change the text in the bar, and then won't do anything else. If there is a Google page already open, it won't load any links from the results. Google.com won't even load. This typically lasts about 2-5 minutes.

I've seen this in both Windows and Linux. Linux Builds I've tested were the Flatpak from flathub, the snap, the Fedora Repo, and the Tarball binary. They all had the same result after a while of using it. This also happens on both my home network as well as my work network.

I have cleared my profile by manually deleting the folder in appdata or in ~/.mozilla, and tested with no extensions and no setting tweaks. The only tweak I made is disabling DNS over HTTPS. If I change the default search engine to DuckDuckGo or something else, It no longer happens. but that's because it's not trying to access a google domain.

I have attached a gif of my issue.

Asked by Joshua 1 week ago

Last reply by Joshua 10 hours ago

unable to view my Live Instagram shows from my desktop computer

Hello, I have been doing weekly Instagram Live shows for months. I use my cell phone, and my husband typically sits at the desk and acts as my scribe during the show from… (read more)

Hello, I have been doing weekly Instagram Live shows for months. I use my cell phone, and my husband typically sits at the desk and acts as my scribe during the show from our desktop computer. Last night we were no longer able to do so. We think it might have to do with add ons or extensions. Can you help, please?

Asked by sundayandsundayantiques 5 hours ago

Last reply by sundayandsundayantiques 2 hours ago

403 error on xero.com login service

I and some colleagues using firefox get a 403 error when switching to xero.com authorization services. go.xero.com my.xero.com login.xero.com/identity/user/login … (read more)

I and some colleagues using firefox get a 403 error when switching to xero.com authorization services.

1) There is no error in other browsers and with postman. 2) On all versions of firefox, error 403. 3) When installing a clean isolated system on a virtual box - error 403. 4) The error occurs on any connected network. 5) WireShark showed packet loss: (on screenshot).

Technical features: 1) Windows XP (x32),Wwindows 10 (x64) 2) Firefox versions: 52.0-92.0 (latest)

P.S. Xero recommends that you contact you directly for assistance. Because not all users get this error under firefox.

Asked by lyama961 1 month ago

Last reply by lyama961 6 days ago

How do I disable the "Forget About This Site" warning?

The latest update added a new warning to the "Forget About This Site" feature. I use this sometimes, and when I saw this warning for the first time yesterday, I knew it w… (read more)

The latest update added a new warning to the "Forget About This Site" feature. I use this sometimes, and when I saw this warning for the first time yesterday, I knew it was going to be a pain in the arse. I understand it's useful to some people, but I do not want to see it every time. How do I disable this warning?

Asked by David_H23 1 week ago

Last reply by David_H23 2 days ago