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I was trying to buy some seeds today, and I typed into the url bar in Firefox (22.0, under Linux Mint) the url as printed in the paper catalogue I have, which was www.seedcompany.co.uk

After several seconds Firefox timed out, and returns

Unable to connect

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.seedcompany.co.uk

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few

moments.

If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network

connection.

If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure

that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

So I thought the web site was down. I tried several hours later, and got the same, but I noticed Firefox had appended https:// to the front of the url. So I opened another browser (Opera) and tried there, and it worked just fine. It seems that I have to type http://www.seedcompany.co.uk into Firefox, and then it opens the page.

I nearly went down the the local garden centre to buy the seeds. Anybody know what's going on? Why is Firefox defaulting to https when the site doesn't seem to support it? Are any other browsers doing this?

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You must have visited the site before, perhaps bought something through the secure pipe and firefox only remembers the https address.

Solution is here:

https://support.mozi...uestions/957292

Yes, I have - a year ago. You buy stuff, and checkout through https - so the browser after assumes that the whole site is https? That's a crock of sh1t and could cost lots of merchants money.

How is the ordinary user to know what's happening, and is this just a Firefox thing? I'm sure most non-techies do not want to go into about:config and pass the "Danger: you might break your computer" signs that litter the route, before getting faced with hundreds of lines of settings they don't understand.

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Yes, I have - a year ago. You buy stuff, and checkout through https - so the browser after assumes that the whole site is https? That's a crock of sh1t and could cost lots of merchants money.

How is the ordinary user to know what's happening, and is this just a Firefox thing? I'm sure most non-techies do not want to go into about:config and pass the "Danger: you might break your computer" signs that litter the route, before getting faced with hundreds of lines of settings they don't understand.

I had to tinker with the registry for the first time in my life the other day, to override an annoying and arbitrary setting introduced in W7 that says you can only open 15 windows at the same time.

I felt like I had balls of solid bronze when it all turned out OK.

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Yes, I have - a year ago. You buy stuff, and checkout through https - so the browser after assumes that the whole site is https? That's a crock of sh1t and could cost lots of merchants money.

How is the ordinary user to know what's happening, and is this just a Firefox thing? I'm sure most non-techies do not want to go into about:config and pass the "Danger: you might break your computer" signs that litter the route, before getting faced with hundreds of lines of settings they don't understand.

Very possibly, but if they had bookmarked the home page then there would be no need to type anything in.

Not knocking your action but few people these days can be bothered to type in url addresses.

If it was me and I couldn't remember the site I would just go to google and search buy seeds UK or something. When the list was presented I would then scroll till I recognised the site I wanted!!

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Very possibly, but if they had bookmarked the home page then there would be no need to type anything in.

Not knocking your action but few people these days can be bothered to type in url addresses.

If it was me and I couldn't remember the site I would just go to google and search buy seeds UK or something. When the list was presented I would then scroll till I recognised the site I wanted!!

I only typed the address in because it was right in front of me, on the printed catalogue. As I'd used the site before, it autocompleted, and then didn't connect. Even typing the url in character at a time EXACTLY as in the printed catalogue didn't connect. It took me all day to realise I now need to type in http:// in front, which doesn't appear in firefox's url bar by default.

It works from Google - but why would I Google if I have the address right in front of me?

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Firefox 22?

I'm on 27 here (Kubuntu 13.10 alpha).

Mint must have some updates waiting for you, Shirley? Maybe one of these has already fixed the problem.

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Firefox 22?

I'm on 27 here .

I read recently that Firefox now have a policy to try and bring out a new updae every 6 weeks in order to bring any new functionality to their customers as quickly as possible. That pretty much is exactly the opposite of what I want. I don't think I shall bother with it anymore.

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It works from Google - but why would I Google if I have the address right in front of me?

You use Google Search to remove the possibility of spelling/syntax errors

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