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Google search plugin redirects to https

I am getting increasingly frustrated by the Google search plugin redirecting search results to https.

I have edited the Google xml file so that all instances of https have been changed to http then deleted the search.json file but my search results still get redirected to https.

I've also deleted cookies and temp files but the problem persists.

The reason is bugs me so much is that my ad blocker is unable to filter https.

I'm not sure if it's a FF issue or more likely, it's Google doing the redirecting but previous version of FF were fine once I edited the xml file.

Any help or suggestions would be cool.

Thanks.

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Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

That's definitely a redirect from Google. Since search plugins are consistent in what they send Google, it's hard to know why you get switched to HTTPS. Presumably the signal is in one of the cookies Google sets, but I don't know what causes it to get set in the first place.

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Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

Why wouldnt you want HTTPS, have you used the searchreset tool?

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Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

When you are logged in to your Google account, Google will redirect you from HTTP to HTTPS. However, when you are logged out, then the plugin should work as designed.

Rather than edit the standard Google search plugin, which will be replaced the next time you update, you can add a new search plugin for HTTP. You can choose one from the Mycroft site, or I have posted one that I created last July by deleting the "s" from the URLs in the standard search plugin.

Does that work?

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Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

Or another thing is you can just a different ad blocker (ad block plus comes to mind).

New Contributor

Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

Thanks Waka_Flocka_Flame, I will try your suggestion.

As I mentioned in my first post, I don't want ssl search results from Google as my ad blocker is unable to filter ssl.

New Contributor

Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

Thanks jscher2000.

I'm never logged into Google when I use the search bar.

I've also tried the mycroftproject plugin after reading a similar thread. I will try the other link though.

New Contributor

Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

Thanks tylerdowner.

I'm very happy with Ad Muncher as it blocks far more than other apps...just a shame it doesn't currently work with https.

New Contributor

Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

No joy with your plugin I'm afraid jscher2000; same result.

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Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

Hi Nick2012, your original post doesn't show your extensions. Do you have anything that could force SSL, such as HTTPS Everywhere or a similar privacy protecting extension?

New Contributor

Re: Google search plugin redirects to https

Here's a list of the extensions I currently have installed: Application: Firefox 23.0.1 (20130814063812) Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

- Adobe Acrobat - Create PDF 2.0 - Bamboo Feed Reader 1.8.3 - British English Dictionary 1.19.1 - CookieCuller 1.4 - Download Statusbar 0.9.10 - DownThemAll! 2.0.16 - Element Properties 8 - Extension List Dumper 1.15.2 - FireGestures 1.7.10 - Flagfox 4.2.12 - Forecastfox 2.2.2 - Google Translator for Firefox 2.1.0.3 - Greasemonkey 1.11 - IE Tab + 2.04.20110724 - Image Zoom 0.6.3 - LastPass 2.0.20 - Lightshot (screenshot tool) 3.1.0 - New Tab Homepage 0.4.3 - Omnibar 0.7.19.20130418 - Popup ALT Attribute 2.0.2012122901 - Print Edit 10.0 - QuickDrag 2.1.3.21 - RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin 1.1.4 (Disabled, Incompatible) - Right Encoding 0.2.6 - Search by Image for Google 1.2.0 - Speed Dial 0.9.6.15 - Tab Preview 0.3 - Textarea Cache 0.8.10 - Thumbnail Zoom Plus 2.5 - ViewSourceWith 0.9.4.2 - Yet Another Smooth Scrolling 3.1.7

It does happen sometimes when I run FF in safe mode.

Also, perhaps I should've mentioned this in the first post...it doesn't happen all the time. Some searches work as they should and go to a regular http page but I can't seem to workout what triggers it changing to https which is why I think that perhaps it's Google and not FF that is causing it.