Rated 4.5 out of 5
4.5 Stars out of 5
- by Morcas, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5This may be just my misunderstanding of how this addon is supposed to work...
If I go to somewhere like https://www.reddit.com/r/wallpapers/ and click an imgur thumbnail, the resulting page opens via HTTP.
I tried this with HTTPSEverywhere and SmartHTTPS and they both open the link via HTTPS.
- by Firefox user 12549990, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5Normally i would give it five stars, but since about a week i can only access websites via bookmarks and search engines.
I tried of course by disable the add-on and then i can access websites, but with the add-on enabled i can't
Please fix or let me know what to do
update to developer,
I have done some more testing and realized that it doesn't happen to all sites. It seems to happen to smaller sites, unsecure sites etc.
Examples, newsvoice.se, livesx.tv, onhockey.tv. The last two are steaming sites which probably have a lot of fishing issues.
I have the following add-ons,
ace stream web extention
Some sites wont connect at all and others give the following message,
Your connection is not secure
The owner of ***** has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.
Starting to realize that this is not an error with the plug-in but a problem with the sites i want to visit... Might have to do with an update of firefox as well. Running 49.0,1, and from what i can understand firefox will give a warning if im trying to connect via https and it's not supported.
Let me know what u think, im happy to delete the review and make a new one with a 5 star ranking if you give some feedback.
Developer responseposted 4 years agoI tried to reproduce your issue on a fresh install of Firefox 49 and Firefox 52. and have no issues with visiting websites. Do you have any other add-ons? Which Firefox version are you using? What did you do and what happens contrary to your expectations?
- by GSystems, 5 years agoRated 5 out of 5Today, I put this add-on to the test (by removing it in favor of HTTPS Everywhere...already have Privacy Badger), and found out that I am actually in need of this add-on (BECAUSE I AM NOW SPOILED AND LAZY). Once you wrap your mind around the necessity of secure web connections, when your browser doesn't automatically attempt those connections first, you feel...vulnerable.
Thus, now I have HTTPS by default (thanks, Rob W) and HTTPS Everywhere (thanks, EFF) and I feel quite warm and fuzzy at the moment. It is such a simple tool.
In addition, I love the idea that I have to manually change from HTTPS in the address bar if I want to access an HTTP site. This gives me a moment to decide whether or not the site I am attempting to connect to is worth it.
Thanks again, Rob...
P.S. If it means anything to you, Rob, I've been using Firefox for a while...using a shortlist of add-ons...and this add-on and experience has lead me to finally register with the site to leave this review...
- by EuroMIX, 5 years agoRated 5 out of 5This is my first add-on review in about five years, and perhaps it will help illuminate why I shouldn't make them. Also, I'm not trying to shamelessly plug other add-ons, however I feel it's important to note some background information.
I discovered this add-on while searching for a potential replacement to HTTPS Everywhere. For the uninitiated, Firefox is preventing unsigned add-ons, like HTTPS Everywhere, from being installed or enabled in upcoming versions, so if they aren't somehow signed between now and then, I won't be able to use them from that point on.
I don't know if this add-on shares the same or similar amount of features as HTTPS Everywhere, but seeing as I mainly used the latter as a "set and forget" to ensure as much automatic HTTPS usage as possible, if this add-on can at least achieve that, then I am satisfied.
Five stars, unless I discover something bad about it.
Developer responseposted 5 years agoHi, thanks for the detailed review. I'll comment specifically on your part about HTTPS Everywhere vs Https by default:
"I don't know if this add-on shares the same or similar amount of features as HTTPS Everywhere, [...] I mainly used the latter as a "set and forget" to ensure as much automatic HTTPS usage as possible"
Both HTTPS Everywhere and this addon try to encourage using https as often as possible, but the way to do that is different (as explained below). You can use both addons at the same time to get the best out of them.
HTTPS everywhere has to be updated regularly, because it is https opt-in (via a whitelist) instead of a http opt-out. This addon (HTTPS by default), on the other hand, is an opt-out, which means that HTTPS is used by default. Currently, the addon does not have a way to mark a site as use-insecure-http by default, but that is on the wishlist for a future update.
Because there are plenty of sites that do not support https, I first shipped with https-by-default for the address bar. This might change in the future, to expand to using https by default everywhere (after gathering feedback from the initial version of the addon).
- by Darzo, 5 years agoRated 5 out of 5I have been using this addon for a few days now and so far it has worked just as the author said. I did make the alteration in the "about:addons" and found that was the best way. Thank you for this great little tool.
As you can see I have given 5 stars as I feel that is what is deserves. Well done Rob W.
EDIT: Thanks for the reply RobW. Yes I did mean I made the alterations to "about:config" "browser.urlbar.trimURLs" to change to false, I would prefer to have this control myself anyhow and it compliments this excellent little addon you have made.