I don't want to be asked all the time for approval to resend info to refresh pages
Every time Firefox opened
== whenever I try to refresh ebay
This happens all the time on Ebay when a sold items 'order' is viewed from selecting the 'more actions/view order details' menu (on right side) - (to for example get the postal address for the item) then when click browsers back button to return to Ebay the box pops up asking - "To display this page, Firefox must send information that will repeat any action (such as a search or order confirmation) that was performed earlier."
I feel there should, at very least, be included a sub box tickable window for enabling - "And don't ever ask me this crap question again!!!"
I notice by default Opera 10.6 just presumably resends the info and returns to previous address/window without any warning box needing corrective ticking to enable 'a resend of info'.
So in Opera 10.6 this annoyance doesn't occur.
Opera probably loads that page from the cache. Firefox tries to retrieve the page from the server to make sure that there are no changes and that requires to resend that POST data if that page was originally requested by sending data from a (hidden) form. It is better to open links in a new tab with a middle-click to avoid resending data. Then you can close that tab and go back to the original tab without the need to reload and resend.
I had the same pfoblem with Firefox (3.3.6). I found this suugested fix, tried it and voila no more message! So to whoever posted it originally ( cant seem to find it again) thank you very much.
In the URL window of firefox type:- about:config (this brings up a Warning message, but continue anyway) Change this setting in firefox browser.sessionstore.postdata Change from a 0 to 1
I did that "fix" some time ago, but I still get the screens, which is getting way beyond irritating. I contributed to another thread on this problem at http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.
Try, for example, working on online genealogical records for a couple of hours, where you have to go back and forward constantly. Firefox will drive you crazy.
They must know that not making the resend confirmation optional is a stupid decision, but having made it they are toughing it out and refuse to consider changing it.
I'm not capable myself, but if anyone can write what is probably quite a minor script or hack that can be invoked by us poor end users, millions will be grateful! It doesn't look as though Firefox are going to do it themselves. One is used to complaining about Windows annoyances, and many of us are delighted to have Firefox if only to avoid yet another Microsoft product, but this is getting just as annoying.
And on the other thread, too, cor-el explained carefully why Firefox has to have this resend confirmation. This is not what is needed! I don't *care* whether the form is retrieved from the cache or anywhere else -- all I care about is that when I click "Back", Back is what happens. Firefox presumably exists to serve its users' needs, not the other way round! I cannot believe this is a big deal to programmers who can come up with such an otherwise superb browser with all its requirements.