183 reviews for this add-on
  • Awesome!!!!
  • It works fine on linux
  • Be careful! Per-site settings wasn't work for me!
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; ru; rv:1.9.1.8) Gecko/20100214 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.8
  • I support the suggestion from user "Quatrix" - it's an excellent idea - it would be good if this was an option in refControl.

    Also, I feel refControl needs a toolbar button, to quickly access its options.

    If these enhancements are made, I will upgrade my rating from 3 to 5 stars.

  • I support the suggestion from user "Quatrix" - it's an excellent idea - it would be good if this was an option in refControl.

    Also, I feel refControl needs a toolbar button, to quickly access its options.

    If these enhancements are made, I will upgrade my rating from 3 to 5 stars.

  • Great and must have.

    Suggestion:
    It would be nice to allow regular expression or allow sub-domain only reference. So allows all sub-domains. Example of for sub-domains for google would be video.google.com, images.google.com etc.
  • Пожалуйста, сделайте функцию блокировать все referer кроме тех что разрешены в правилах (настройках) плагина.

    Please, make function to block all referer except those that are resolved in rules (options) of a plug-in.
  • I made a simple change to make this work for "from" sites instead of "to" sites (but not both). For example, I have images.google.com set to "forge" and "normal" for everything else. Now my RefControl only changes the referrer when opening a link from Google Images to another site.

    Load \extensions\{455D905A-D37C-4643-A9E2-F6FEFAA0424A}\components\refcontrolComp.js into a text editor and find the onModifyRequest() function. You'll find a 'for' loop "for (var s = oHttpChannel.URI.host; s != ""; s = s.replace(/^.*?(\.|$)/, ""))". Just change oHttpChannel.URI.host to oHttpChannel.referrer.host, save, and restart Firefox. The list of hosts in your RefControl options now apply to the referring (from) site instead of the site being linked to.

    If you want to get technical, oHttpChannel.referrer is sometimes null, but it won't hurt anything and you don't need to worry about it.
  • much like a firewall this extension when correctly configured sets the default rule to forge, and then requires the user to set normal for sites one wishes to pass referer [sic] information.

    Those who whine for the contrary are the same likely who want protection from themselves :P
  • Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. On most Ubuntu systems using Firefox 3.5, usually not. I recommend WebDeveloper instead; it's heavier weight, but it works.
  • Only half the solution, to be sure - as has been commented before. Excellent on that half, but the other part is sorely missed.

    So, if I am at a google search page, and click on a link to whatever.com, then this addon lets me control the referrer sent whatever.com. It does _not_ allow me to control all referrers sent to any site that I might link that search page at google.com. That's a headache. Some of my sites will be able to see my google search results and some won't, depending on whether I've coded them in to the addon. The only solution is to use the global default to block or uniformly spoof all referrers (at least to 3rd parties). Then, that default can be modified for specific sites.
  • left click could be put to use, such as to enable/disable RefControl
  • One of the essential addons for Firefox.
  • I have this in all my profiles... but I would like to know at a glance when it is in normal mode or forged mode
  • This is fantastic!
  • works as advertised!
  • Not working with Firefox 3.6b2pre...
  • good, but why can't you enable/disable it with a single left click like many other extensions?
  • I would give this 5 stars, but as it blocks my favorite Facebook application Tiny Adventures from functioning coorectly when I have Google Wave installed in Firefox it's troublesome on any Firefox installation here... :-/
  • Please add a graphic to indicate each state: normal, blocked, forged, custom

    one graphic for 'enabled' is not sufficient.

    otherwise this is a great extension:

    do not feed seo trools. click web search results without rewarding keyword wh_res. refcontrol helps surfers make the interweb less spammy
  • Please add a graphic to indicate each state: normal, blocked, forged, custom

    one graphic for 'enabled' is not sufficient.

    otherwise this is a great extension:

    do not feed seo trools. click web search results without rewarding keyword wh_res. refcontrol helps surfers make the interweb less spammy
  • Thanks for this great addon.
    Very useful for all image sites which block direct linking of images.
  • This addon is a must. Thank you very much
    I came here to suggest Ken Barbalance's suggestion. I would like to be able to change my refer based what information will be passed.

    For example. If my referer is my banking website, I would like for it to be changed to a custom domain (google.com) so that nobody knows what bank I am using.

  • As others have mentioned, this would be much more useful if it controlled the referer FROM sites (e.g. indexing sites), not just TO sites. I use this on Google Images to stop sites from blocking direct image links, but I have to use the " (3rd Party)" option, which breaks functionality on a LOT of other sites. When something doesn't work on a site, it's often (but not always obvious) a referer problem. I've already had to add 20+ exceptions because of this. It would be great if I could have just ONE entry for images.google.com and leave everything else set to "Normal".
  • Have used it a long time to prevent HTTP Referer and has always worked perfectly for me.