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I have a web site I visit. When I click a link, the link is something like:

Then moments later the url in the browser changes to something like:

Is there a way with any browser (especially firefox) to have it ask me before redirecting? I have tried the 'ask me before redirecting' feature in firefox but in this case since it redirects to its own site it does not seem to work.

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There is a way with Firefox (if you want the instructions for other browsers, just ask through a comment).

  1. Open the Firefox browser
  2. Click Tools then Options then Advanced
  3. Select the General tab
  4. Under Accessibility, select: Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page
  5. Click OK

Firefox will now warn (notify) you before it redirects you to a new webpage.

Alternatively, you can consider using an extension to prevent redirects. NoRedirect should do the job just fine.

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