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Title: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: Doge on September 08, 2017, 06:24:32 PM
... or is there some strange reason the forum doesn't want to use it?
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: Family_Dog on September 08, 2017, 06:34:42 PM
Not sure what you are after here... have you tried:

 https://www.avforums.co.za/


-F_D
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: Doge on September 08, 2017, 06:54:48 PM
I'm looking for: type avforums.co.za into browser, get https://avforums.co.za instead, like basically almost every other session based website in the world.
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: Family_Dog on September 08, 2017, 07:02:18 PM
I use Firefox and have set my browser to open the windows and tabs I used when shutting down, it always opens to "https://avforums.co.za". Alternatively, save it as a shortcut in your browser. I guess Kay will decommission the older http://www..... site soon enough.


-F_D
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: Doge on September 08, 2017, 07:09:16 PM
Shamefully it's on my "frequently used" homepage but sometimes it takes me to HTTP for some weird reason.

I saw in another thread that Kay said "soon" but that was over 6 months ago... I'll just have wait it out then, thanks.
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: Katji on September 08, 2017, 07:29:50 PM
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Shamefully it's on my "frequently used" homepage but [...]


I suppose that means you have browser history switched on...?  firefox - i just deleted all the http: entries and that was that. I checked now, last instance is July10, https.  I just type avf in the address bar, down-arrow once to the Recent Unread Posts.
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: naughty on September 08, 2017, 08:11:26 PM
dont you guys use bookmarks or favourites in your browsers?

i dont have to type anything into address bars .... havent had it going to anywhere but the HTTPS version whenever i open from my bookmark
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: rorz0r on September 08, 2017, 09:25:52 PM
For chrome there's an extension called HTTPS Everywhere which basically will redirect you if/when it detects HTTPS is available.

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Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: Katji on September 08, 2017, 11:04:41 PM
dont you guys use bookmarks or favourites in your browsers?

i dont have to type anything into address bars .... havent had it going to anywhere but the HTTPS version whenever i open from my bookmark
Typing 'avf' is quicker than opening bookmark sidebar or menu - much quicker.  Instant search for what's typed in can include history and bookmarks and so on. It orders the search results with the recent history entries first, that's why i just have to hit down-arrow once without looking. 
Bookmarks of avforum pages are of specific pages, technical stuff.  Those do come up in the drop-down of search results, but if i ever want one of them, i would open the bookmarks window and search there. I probably never have, I just diligently collect tech articles and so on by bookmarking them with tags.
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: Doge on September 09, 2017, 02:31:50 PM
Completely agree ^ bookmarks are for references, not pages.

For chrome there's an extension called HTTPS Everywhere which basically will redirect you if/when it detects HTTPS is available.

Handy, thank you.
Title: Re: Could we get HTTPS redirect?
Post by: grammadoelas on September 10, 2017, 10:05:32 AM
Firefox 55 Release notes state:

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Improved address bar functionality Search with any installed one-click search engine directly from the address bar Search suggestions appear by default When entering a hostname (like pinterest.com) in the URL bar, Firefox resolves to the secure version of the site (https://www.pinterest.com) instead of the insecure version (http://www.pinterest.com) when possible (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/55.0/releasenotes/)

Alternatively, this Firefox extension is available: HTTPS Everywhere (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/https-everywhere/)