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Offline Seven

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http:// vs www. ?
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:32:12 AM »
why dont i see http:// on web address's anymore.
Now i only see www.  and on some browers www. address show me unsecured connections.

Like monzilla firefox and fox news.
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Re: http:// vs www. ?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 12:41:36 PM »
I think browsers are simply not showing the http:// any longer.  Safari on my iMac doesn't and Firefox at work doesn't.  I believe it's programmed in as a constant, either http:// or https://, depending on if it's secure or not.

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Re: http:// vs www. ?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 07:31:57 AM »
Here are instructions for changing the browser parameters for Firefox to display http: prefix...

http:// prefix no longer appears in address bar

Open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
 You will see a warning, then you confirm that you want to access that page.
You can set the pref browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false on the about:config page to see the http: protocol.

You can set the pref browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false on the about:config page to disable the highlighting of the domain and see the full URL more clearly.

Latest versions of Firefox are displaying an unsecured warning when entering a password into an insecure site (no https: prefix), if you want to disable that warning, let me know and I will post instructions on how to do it.
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Re: http:// vs www. ?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 12:31:26 AM »
Short answer: it's still there.

Sites that think you should be on a secure page redirect you to a secure page.

This is probably a result of using the address bar as a search bar. So that thank you Safari, or thank you Firefox? As an iPhone 4 user, it makes me to type as little as possible.
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