Ever since it's been available I have used Google IFL as my search engine, so that when I type anything in the address bar, it just automatically goes to the most logical… (funda kabanzi)
Ever since it's been available I have used Google IFL as my search engine, so that when I type anything in the address bar, it just automatically goes to the most logical page. Suddenly this week, when I hit Enter, instead of going to the page, I get a Redirect Notice showing me what page it's about to take me to. I thought it was some Google thing but it doesn't happen on Chrome and from searching it seems it's a Firefox thing.
As an example, to get here, I typed mozilla support forum and I got the redirect notice shown in the attached screenshot.
Searching tells me that the setting for this is in about:config under accessibility.blockautorefresh - just set it to false. Great. Except that's the default setting and it's already set for false. Restarting Firefox does not change things.
I am using version 60.9.0esr (64-bit) and while it may have automatically downloaded an update earlier this week, it needs to be restarted to install it, and I did not restart Firefox between this not happening and this happening.
I should note that it never happens when clicking a link on any website. I have seen it rarely in the past when clicking an image on Google search results, but not very often - usually I am just taken to the page where the image lives. (This is why I thought it was a Google thing.) It only happens when I type into the address bar. I have even tried opening a new, blank tab and typing and it still gives the same redirect notice. When I click the Return to the previous page link, nothing happens.
So how can I actually turn this off? It's very annoying.