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#1 moota1514

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:18 AM

Hi, im using the latest Firefox, and I've been looking at the Add-on HTTPSEverwhere do I just download and leave it at the default settings or do I have to tweak it I am just an average day to day surfer.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:23 AM

Just let it run as default. If it causes a problem for a particular site you can disable it there or add an exception.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:36 AM

Just let it run as default. If it causes a problem for a particular site you can disable it there or add an exception.

Thanks for the help I've also got uBlockOrigin



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:48 AM

Next to it I run DISCONNECT, Privacy Badger, Ghostery, FlashBlock, AdBlock Plus and Popup Block Ultimate.

 

Dunno if I'm overdoing it, but it seems to work well.


Edited by TsVk!, 10 February 2017 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

I run HTTPS Everywhere (allowing SSL Observatory), Ghostery, and Adblock Plus in both Firefox and Chrome.

 

The main situations in which I've encountered problems, and it's generally with HTTPS Everywhere, is in streaming video from the major television network websites for networks in the United States.  This is particularly so for the "partially enabled" entries.  There was a time when I would do the turn off, try again cycle iteratively for the stable rules to determine which one (usually) was causing streaming to break.  Eventually I just got lazy and disabled HTTPS Everywhere, Ghostery, and Adblock Plus on those sites only because it was becoming an endless and tedious effort as things changed to figure out what the specific culprit or culprits were.  I don't stream often enough to be particularly paranoid about turning these off for the occasions when I wish to do so and leaving them that way for those particular sites.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:45 PM

I too run HTTPS Everywhere with default settings and also use Ghostery and uBlock Origin.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:57 AM

Thanks, I've just left everything at default.



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 11:54 AM

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