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I want to allow redirects but not auto-reloading

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I'm running Yosemite on a Mac Air, with fully-updated everything.

I'd like to stop pages reloading without my permission. This is usually an issue for me on news sites.

In FF preferences, the option to allow or disallow auto-reloading is tied to the option to redirect. I can allow or disallow both, but not allow one and not the other.

The net effect is, my news sites aren't automatically refreshing (yay), but other sites get stuck when a page redirect comes up. I play Scrabble online; now I have to manually allow a redirect with every play. Same with following Twitter links.

Is there some way to kill off the auto-reloads while still allowing redirects? Maybe a whitelist for redirects, as a secondary option?

Thanks!

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I do not know if the browser can tell the difference because it depends on the DNS server to give redirect requests back to the browser. Actually it does, 301 or 302 vs new http get request.... anyway:

I found this add on: Refresh Blocker and No Redirect which both let you control what sites to allow if there are only a few sites.

This would only be a temporary work around however.

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I do not know if the browser can tell the difference because it depends on the DNS server to give redirect requests back to the browser. Actually it does, 301 or 302 vs new http get request.... anyway:

I found this add on: Refresh Blocker and No Redirect which both let you control what sites to allow if there are only a few sites.

This would only be a temporary work around however.

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It's a workaround that should do the job! Thanks very much.

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Ohhh, this is aggravating!

I mucked around with a couple options. Ultimately I decided to change the FF preferences and put up with manual redirects - the automatic reloading was the bigger bother.

So no sites are reloading - except the one that started me on this goose chase in the first place! The site just reloaded right in front of my face!

All the other sites I visit regularly have a "Firefox prevented this site from reloading" banner at the top. The site that prompted me to block reloading doesn't have that banner.

How is that site overriding my preferences, and how can I stop it?

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What website is given you this problem?

It is likely that the website uses JavaScript to refresh the page and in this case the setting in Options > Advanced won't have effect.

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I'm embarrassed to admit this, but: http://dailymail.co.uk/.

If it's using JavaScript, is there some way to blacklist that site?

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Yesscript maybe?