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How do I automatically ALLOW opening link in email, FIREFOX


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 12:32 PM

One of the email senders gives me links to posts on a website, and when I click on the link in the email message, Firefox always interrupts reaching the page and gives a gray bar at the top with an "Allow" button and a small x next to it.  I click on "Allow" and I can visit the page.  I do not want this to be necessary.  I want to see the page linked from the email message and not need to click the Allow button.  How do I do this?  Where in what options of Firefox do I use?  This has been happening for more than two years, always with up-to-date firefox and Windows.

 

 

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 12:40 PM

Do you have any addons or plugins that provide security or monitoring?  If not, you'll have to find an XPI that will bypass FF's built-in allow/disallow.


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#3 cafejose

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 02:20 PM

One of the Adblocks  (not remember which, -Pro, or -Plus or -super) is installed.  I also often use other browsers either SlimJet or Google Chrome with an Adblock-  installed, but the "Allow" interruption does not occur with those chrome based browsers.  I do not know what XPI means.



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 02:50 PM

XPI is the extension of add-ons and plug-ins installed within FF.  I've been using FEBE to backup these things for so long that I forgot not everyone recognizes XPI files  :)


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 04:33 PM

Is firefox set as the default browser  ?

 

(menu, options,general, ....the very first item will be startup...check the box.)

 

Once you have done this... go to menu > options > advanced > general > warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page. Uncheck the box.

 

 

 

 

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#6 cafejose

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 07:13 PM

I still do not know what to do with XPI or where to find it.  (I have not yet tried clicking those hyperlinks from emails with Adblocks disabled.)

 

Firefox is not the default browser.  I keep Internet Explorer as the default because that's what Windows expects.  This would now seem to be a choice to make; or is it?



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:00 PM

.. go to menu > options > advanced > general > warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page. Uncheck the box.


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fed up with Windows antics...??

 

LINUX IS THE ANSWER

 

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 Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.

 

 

 


#8 cafejose

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 11:56 PM

.. go to menu > options > advanced > general > warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page. Uncheck the box.

I just tried testing that on an alternate computer, and so far, that option seems to work...  next is to test it on the affected computer.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:48 AM

"...Firefox is not the default browser.  I keep Internet Explorer as the default because that's what Windows expects..."

Ahhh, ok, I did not know IE was your default browser; I thought FF was.  Disregard my previous XPI comments, they do not apply.


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:00 AM



.. go to menu > options > advanced > general > warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page. Uncheck the box.

No good.  Still fail!  Continuing to need to click the Allow button.

Yes it works (as long as I remember to uncheck that option).


Edited by cafejose, 08 April 2015 - 01:05 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:03 PM

One of the easier ways to get your computer infected with malware is to open links in e-mails willy-nilly. This is a fairly important feature in a browser in that it allows you to have second thoughts 'Do I really mean to open that link?'.

 

No argument, it's your computer and you can set it to run the way you want it to. My advice would be to leave this feature alone and accept the relatively minor inconvenience.

 

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 12:54 PM

One of the easier ways to get your computer infected with malware is to open links in e-mails willy-nilly. This is a fairly important feature in a browser in that it allows you to have second thoughts 'Do I really mean to open that link?'.

 

No argument, it's your computer and you can set it to run the way you want it to. My advice would be to leave this feature alone and accept the relatively minor inconvenience.

 

Chris Cosgrove

Another way to deal with this is to turn off the blocking while I use the particular email account, and then put back the blocking when I'm done.  I tried setting an exception for the links but Firefox does not seem to respond to the set exceptions and still blocks the link with the Allow button interruption.  (Warn when site tries to redirect...)


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