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This can be useful for instance to skip confirmation pages after posting messages on message boards, skipping ad pages that appear before you can view content on certain sites, redirecting from http to https on sites where you always want the https version, redirecting from one hostname to another for proxy servers, or just anywhere where it takes you two or more clicks to get to what you want.
The extension supports both wildcards and regular expressions in patterns. Regular expressions support capturing parantheses so you could define the pattern: http://foo.com/bar.php\?id=(\d+) and define the redirect as http://bar.com/baz.php?id=$1. In that case http://foo.com/bar.php?id=1234 would automatically redirect to http://bar.com/baz.php?id=1234. As of version 1.5 wildcards can also use $1,$2 in the redirect urls, $1 is the contents of the first star match, $2 of the second and so on.
Bugs, feature requests and comments, please send to redirector ( at ) einaregilsson.com
- "Preferences" button is back in Addons Manager, and opens the main Redirector page. This should make it easier for people on Android to actually edit their redirects, and for everyone that doesn't like the toolbar button.
- Removed local copy of ExtensionStorage.jsm, now using the built in one that ships with FF 44 and newer.
- Added message on Redirector page that shows that the addon does not work in Private Mode
- Added "Base 64 Decode" option to redirects. Updated the UI to show "Base64 Decode", "URL Encode" and "URL Decode" in one dropdown box, instead of adding more and more checkboxes. This slightly changes the format of redirects, but that upgrade is handled automatically.