Redirecting nowhere...
June 18, 2007 10:27 PM   Subscribe

firefoxfilter: When I sign on to some websites (including westlaw and all google derivatives) firefox doesn't follow through. It stops, displays a blank white page, and the word "Redirecting" appears in the tab title where it should say "Gmail" or whatever. Did I do this? Could it be adblock? Can you tell me how to fix it?

This is what the address bar says:

After signing in and getting stuck on this mystery page, I can just type "" into the address bar and it will load just fine. I only have this problem when I first sign in.

This seems like something I should be able to fix on my own, but no luck. I've been tooling around the firefox forums for the last hour, and have been trying to find a solution off and on for a month or so.

network.http.redirection-limit is set at the default 20 in about:config, so I don't think that's it.
posted by the christopher hundreds to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
try disabling one extension at a time and check to see if it works... when it works, you've found the offending extension that you need to reconfigure.

if that doesn't work, do a fresh install of FF and install one extension at a time. when it doesn't work, thats the one.
posted by jammnrose at 11:09 PM on June 18, 2007

Best answer: I've very occasionally managed to do something like this by double-clicking on the Adblock tag in the status bar when I meant to right-click it, inadvertently adblocking stuff that wasn't an ad. Try simply disabling Adblock and reloading the original web site. If that gets you going, uninstalling and reinstalling Adblock (or force-updating the filter list, if you've subscribed to one or you're using Filterset.G Updater) should fix it properly.
posted by flabdablet at 1:12 AM on June 19, 2007

It's adblock alright - the same thing has happened to me. Curses, I can't remember what I did to fix this (still occasionally happens) but I think I whitelisted the particular site and some page components until it worked.
posted by outlier at 4:59 AM on June 19, 2007

Response by poster: Thank you. I have a new install of adblock, and all is right with the world. Or at least my vesion of firefox.
posted by the christopher hundreds at 8:23 AM on June 19, 2007

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