Firefox is an open-source web browser made by a not for profit organization – Mozilla. It is used by more than 250 million users worldwide.
Being such a well-known browser, it also has its own set of issues. For eg: there’s a long list of users who have faced “the page isn’t redirecting properly issue” on their web browser. It is often followed by the message – “Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete”.
In today’s detailed post, we will be discussing this error in detail, as well, we’ll provide you with some common fixes for the problem which would help you seamlessly open different websites on your browser including Gmail and YouTube.
Since Firefox comes for all sorts of devices like desktop, mobile, tablet and it also works on Windows, Linux and iOS, there are a lot of people who have faced and seen the error message – “This page has a redirect loop”.
The error comes when one is using Gmail or trying to access their YouTube account on the Firefox browser.
Finally, you may ask, what is the fix for the same? Well, we are about to discuss the same with a step by step procedure in this article. Though, before discussing that, let us first learn a little more about this issue and what does it mean.
1 The Page isn’t redirecting properly – What’s the issue?
If you encounter the problem “Too many redirects” (ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS) in your web browser, then something went wrong. This error is also accompanied by the message “This page has a redirect loop,” and it blocks your intended website from loading.
The error actually means that the site continues to be redirected cyclically between different addresses and may have entered into an infinite loop which hinders you from opening the website that you intended to open.
Understand it this way, the URL 1 points to URL 2 and URL 2 points to URL 1, the way that will never let you open the target website. Most of the users have faced this issue while accessing their Gmail and YouTube account, though, the error could occur for other websites as well.
Actually, your browser protects you by allowing only a certain number of redirects (often around ten) before it “gets tired” of it and shows you the error message – the Page isn’t redirecting properly.
Both Chrome and Firefox give you the same reason, though, on Chrome, the message that pops up is – ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS.
On Firefox, it shows the below:
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.
On Google Chrome:
This web page has a redirect loop The web page at has resulted in too many redirects. Clearing your cookies for this site or allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem. If
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