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Topic # 166025 28-Feb-2015 00:30
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As per the subject line.  It drives me mad that when I try to copy a link to use in a forum for the benefit of someone who does _not_ live in NZ, I am completely unable to prevent Firefox and IE from forcing me back to the NZ or Oz site.  This is mainly with Adobe product links, but they are far from the only company that do this.





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  Reply # 1248157 28-Feb-2015 01:33
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Chrome does this too. Very annoying at times.

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  Reply # 1248161 28-Feb-2015 01:53
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Unfortunately the only way is clear cookies and manually choosing the global website. I had the same issue that many times I need information and the local website is woefully out of date when compared to the international website.




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  Reply # 1248174 28-Feb-2015 07:48
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Most sites will have a link at the bottom to change region, or a little flag on top right to the same effect - like Geekzone on mobile where you can switch between mobile and full site.





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  Reply # 1248231 28-Feb-2015 09:15
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Or deal with the issue that leads to the redirection ->your IP address.  If you used a VPN/Proxy for a location you want it to think you are in it wouldnt redirect.  Ultimately this would lead to poorer Internet experiences 

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  Reply # 1248357 28-Feb-2015 12:09
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HideMyAss  is a very neat, unobtrusive app that can be installed as an extension in Chrome.

It can stay off until you need it, click the icon and the 'foreign' site comes up in all its glory.

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  Reply # 1248392 28-Feb-2015 12:44
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Rickles: HideMyAss  is a very neat, unobtrusive app that can be installed as an extension in Chrome.

It can stay off until you need it, click the icon and the 'foreign' site comes up in all its glory.

R.

HideMyAss is a good VPN subscription service - it works well - I used it for a year before I discovered that HideMyAss keeps logs of users' activities.

BolehVPN and IPVanish do not keep any logs, and cost about the same.




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  Reply # 1248425 28-Feb-2015 12:58
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I've always used the HideMyAss free browser extension (https://support.hidemyass.com/hc/en-us/articles/202722566-HMA-Web-Proxy-Browser-Extension)

As for tracking or recording activites, what online service doesn't these days?

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  Reply # 1248426 28-Feb-2015 13:01
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Rickles: As for tracking or recording activites, what online service doesn't these days?


BolehVPN and IPVanish quite specifically state that they do not.




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  Reply # 1248429 28-Feb-2015 13:09
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Damn, so someone knows that I went to www.alt.jellowrestling.com ?  

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  Reply # 1248431 28-Feb-2015 13:11
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Rickles: Damn, so someone knows that I went to www.alt.jellowrestling.com ?  

Now everybody knows ...  tongue-out




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  Reply # 1248441 28-Feb-2015 13:32
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For many sites, the URL is location specific and easily changed. Microsoft for example uses ...\nz\... for us so I just edit the copied URL to ...\us\... or ...\gb\... or whatever is needed. I have seen other sites use a country code even the international STD prefix which again is easy to change.

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  Reply # 1248487 28-Feb-2015 15:05
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Hammerer: For many sites, the URL is location specific and easily changed. Microsoft for example uses ...\nz\... for us so I just edit the copied URL to ...\us\... or ...\gb\... or whatever is needed. I have seen other sites use a country code even the international STD prefix which again is easy to change.


I actually tried a similar approach by pasting the URL into Word so I could edit it, but it is unclear what I need to leave, and the URL is about five lines long on a Word page with 12point text!  I only need to do this as occasional one offs.  I spend most of my online time on the Adobe Photoshop forum answering questions, and after Googling the same couple of dozen links time after time, I decided to have a crib sheet open on the second monitor with hyperlinks.  But it ain't that easy! Grrrrr  Actually it is only the product pages that insist on redirecting.  That used to be to the Adobe Oz online store, but we have our own NZ pages now.

I Goggled before starting this thread, and found tenuous links referring to browser add-ons, but immediately thought Geekzone the perfect place to ask about it.  :-) 




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