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The CONTENT BLOCKING SHIELD ICON (on my address bar) has disappeared. Is there a way to restore it?

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The CONTENT BLOCKING SHIELD ICON (on my address bar) has disappeared. Is there a way to restore it? Thanks in advance.

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I usually miss a few things along the way!!

Thanks to both of you for trying to help the helpless!!  :)

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Whoops... wrong place...

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oscivwar said

I tried.... I don't think I understood it as well as I should have...

I'm sure cor-el will be glad to answer any questions you may
have ......

In the mean time here's another stab in the dark : Would you please take a look at this article and scroll down to the section  :

Other devices disconnect when I update Firefox

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Both versions are the same...

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You can first try to rename prefs.js in the profile folder to prefsSAV.js with Firefox closed.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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It's BACK... I set it to CUSTOM checked both boxes and VOILA!!  :)

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It's BACK... I set it to CUSTOM, checked both boxes and VOILA!!  :)

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oscivwar said

It's BACK... I set it to CUSTOM, checked both boxes and VOILA!!  :)

Well, how about that - it was the content blocking setting after
all  !

We went over that quite a few times - and you finally decided to check and change the setting. Well done, you  ! All's well that ends well - it was about time, eh  ?

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I usually miss a few things along the way!!

Thanks to both of you for trying to help the helpless!!  :)

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In Nightly 70.0a1 it's gone. See before and after pictures. Settings are good. In the old version it was easy to unblock a site, now it is no longer possible, regardless of the setting I (un)check. Can no longer use the chat option. Very disturbing.

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It is still there.

Are you sure that you didin't install an extension that block content? Such an extension gets control before the Firefox content blocker and thus you won't see the shield.

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Note that in Nightly the main browser page has changed from browser.xul to browser.xhtml and this is probably still unfinished. I see the shield, but the Content blocking information in the drop-down list is gone.

  • 1562575 - [Protections Panel] Move content blocking section into protections panel and update tests

OK, you need to hold the Alt key (Mac: Option) and click the Control Center 'i' icon or shield to get the new protection panel. See also the about:protections page.

This works in Firefox 69 partly (not much info) with a new Boolean pref:

  • browser.protections_panel.enabled = true

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@ cor-el Many thanks for the response. I have one computer with Privacy Badger and one without. Before updating to Nightly 70.0a1 the content blocking panel was there. Now not anymore.

The good news: Alt (Mac: Option) key + clicking on the "i" icon or Privacy shield icon does indeed show the Content blocking information in the drop-down “menu”. Happy I still can access it and I do hope that aside from this change, it will still do what it is supposed to do and nothing else has changed.

“Note that in Nightly the main browser page has changed from browser.xul to browser.xhtml and this is probably still unfinished.” Browser.xul to browser.xhtml doesn’t ring a bell, I apologize

Has the “about:”page changed as well? In the past I opened a new browser window, typed about: and Enter, now I’m redirected to my preferred search engine.

Last question: could I have found the answer about the missing content blocking panel myself?

Many thanks for your help.

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about: (i.e. only the protocol) hasn't been supported for quite some time. I have set the homepage to about:about to have an easy access to all about pages. You can also use a bookmark and hold Shift and left-click to open a new window with this bookmarked page.

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