Firefox 2.0 and non standard ports

Today I was very surprised (unpleasantly) with FireFox 2.0 behavior. I would not expect, that I would have to use IE because of some stupid FireFox limitation. Try to go to this link (there is no service on this port). But that was normally domain for IE, which try to know better than user what is good for him.

This address uses a network port which is normally used for purposes other than Web browsing. Firefox has canceled the request for your protection.

Very annoying. And especially this Try Again button ;-)) well URL won’t change with another click.

I say that worst is there is no workaround (at least known for me, but I did not Google a long time, and no does not work in FF 2.0).

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  3. Actually, does work in 2. It’s just not there by default, so you have to create it. If you go to about:config, then context-click, go under New, and then select String, you can add it. I just did this in and it worked like a charm.

  4. In firefox’s address line enter


    This will bring up the configuration pages.
    -Right click in the list and select NEW – STRING
    -Type the following for the preference name

    -Type the port number you want to be able to browse on in the next input box and you shoud be all set to go!
    No restart of Firefox is necessary.

    This has worked in previous versions of Firefox and recently tested on a brand new machine with installed.

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