by vertigo, 4 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
This was a great add-on when first created, but lack of innovation has made it fall behind over the years. I quit using it a while ago in favor of Smart HTTPS, which does the same thing but provides two very important extra features: it automatically retries without HTTPS if the page fails to load, and it whitelists the site so it won't try again next time. This allows you to have the safety of using HTTPS when possible, but also prevents breakage, which can range from annoying to problematic (in the case of a basic user). It's a shame this add-on never provided similar functionality, as I'd prefer to use it over the other due to being provided by the EFF vs some random developer.
- by Psythik, a month agoRated 5 out of 5Firefox now has HTTPS redirection built-in, so this add-on is NO LONGER NECESSARY. Check your Options to enable it. The setting is at the very bottom under "Privacy & Security", called "HTTPS-Only Mode". The new browser setting does everything that this add-on does, except natively.
I want to thank the Electronic Frontier Foundation for providing this add-on for many years until it was finally supported natively! Your job here is done, but please don't give up the good fight! There are still many more battles to be won in the privacy realm. Keep up the great work.