TenFourFox changes http to https and generates a 404 error

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Michael McMurtrey

07 Jan, 2017 01:52 AM

I am trying to access the Google Life Magazine images archive. The URL is: http://images.google.com/hosted/life

However, TenFourFox insists on changing "http" to "https". This then generates a 404 error: "The requested URL /hosted/life was not found on this server."

Manually changing "https" to "http" in this instance has no effect; it's changed back to https by the browser. How do i stop this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 07 Jan, 2017 05:37 AM

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  2. 2 Posted by Michael McMurtr... on 07 Jan, 2017 06:03 AM

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    This did not help at all. I can access the site fine with Safari, but not TenFourFox. I would really prefer to use TenFourFox for many reasons.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 07 Jan, 2017 08:27 AM

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    I can view the website just fine (http:) with TenFourFox. Therefore, there must be some entry in your browsing history for this site with https: that's autofilled when you try to access the site, or https://google.com falsely forcing https: on all subdomains even if these don't exist. The recommended procedure of "forgetting about this site" should work. Also make sure you're not using "security" add-ons that force https: for certain domains.

  4. 4 Posted by Michael McMurtr... on 07 Jan, 2017 11:12 PM

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    Tried the "forget about this site" procedure; didn't work. Not using any security add-ons, and there is nothing at the site that is aurofilled.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 07 Jan, 2017 11:27 PM

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    This is the point I'd try a profile reset, though I don't have an explanation for why that step didn't do the job. (Instructions at lower right, "How to reset your profile.")

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