Windows 10: google search with firefox gets reloaded?

  1.    19 Mar 2018 #1

    google search with firefox gets reloaded?


    bit of an odd question. when using firefox, i search (google by default) with the old separate search box. noticed today (or last day or 2?) that it opens the results in a new tab (which is normal), but that is then reloaded immediately.

    it would appear it first opens a google page with results, then redirects to another different google page.
    eg.. from
    https://www.google.com/search?q=bbc&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b
    to
    https://www.google.com/search?q=bbc&client=firefox-b&gbv=1&sei=[some string of alphanumeric stuff without the brackets]

    seems innocuous enough, just somewhat irritating even though the redirect is fast

    wonder if it's just google doing its thing or if it's something caused by stuff like noscript/ublock origin/umatrix or some firefox setting.

    just curious.
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  2.    20 Mar 2018 #2

    oddly enough.. that's not the case anymore this morning.. (so far anyway)..

    or rather... as before it opens up in new tab (eg.. searching bbc)
    https://www.google.com/search?q=bbc&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b
    then when the page loads, the url is shown as
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bbc&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=[the alphanumeric stuff again]
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  3.    21 Mar 2018 #3

    Try searching here for a Google search engine plugin that you can install in Firefox and use instead of your current setting;

    Mycroft Project: Search Engine Plugins - Firefox IE Chrome

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  4.    23 Mar 2018 #4

    what do those plugins do precisely?

    ps.. it's back to redirecting again today XD think it's something on google's end.

    pps.. and just like that it's stopped redirecting.. someone at google playing with me XD
    Last edited by pzhndal; 23 Mar 2018 at 05:17.
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  5.    23 Mar 2018 #5

    Read the descriptions to get an idea. It's tricky to explain so have a read of this:

    Firefox Search Engine Cautions, Recommendations | 12Bytes.org

    Basically you might not be happy with the default search engine and could change it for something else or add multiple search engines.
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  6.    23 Mar 2018 #6

    It could be that Google is re-directing you to 'Region Specific' results,
    Try experimenting with Click image for larger version. 

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