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One of the more recent updates to Firefox started to popup a message whenever I access StackOverflow from my work machine, along the lines of:

'The proxy moz-proxy://xxx:8080 is requesting a user name and password. The site says: "moz-proxy://xxx:8080"

The message consistently pops up 6 times, I can cancel all of them and the page looks fine. If I change to another SO page I get the same issue.

This is not a problem in Explorer and I haven't found any other website that gives me this problem - it's most irritating because SO is my first port of call for tech issues! I've had a hunt round the web and there are a couple of config suggestions (network.proxy.share_proxy_settings=false and network.automatic-ntlm-auth.allow-proxies=false) that I have set but they make no difference. I am out of my depth here!

Any ideas?

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I also have the same problem, and ended up here when looking for a solution, and now I almost couldn't write this comment due to these annoying popups :) – Alex Sep 25 '12 at 17:32
i've got the same problem – e19293001 Oct 10 '12 at 1:40
this helped me.… – e19293001 Oct 11 '12 at 0:29
@e19293001 - helped me too! Thanks for the pointer, it's been driving me mad for months! – DaveRlz Oct 15 '12 at 8:32
The websocket fix works for me too. – Kai K. Nov 13 '12 at 10:34
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Solved from the comment left by e19293001 which pointed to this: Firefox asks for proxy details, but only when accessing facebook Now able to access SO without those annoying popups!

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I have the same issue with github, but switching network.websocket.enabled to false didn't help. An ideas? – lweller Nov 7 '13 at 10:42

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