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"Disable protection on this page" option only works for the current page load

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  1. AliceWyman 4913 posts
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    One big complaint with choosing the "Disable protection on this page" option is that it only works for the current page load. This article doesn't make that very clear.

    In Forum Response - Mixed Content we suggest toggling the preference security.mixed_content.block_active_content in about:config (or an add-on to toggle the preference) but this disables mixed content blocking for all websites, which is a bad idea because of the security vulnerability. What users say they want is a way to disable protection for specific websites but there's no way to do that right now.

    Related bugs:

    • Bug 902156 - Persist "disable protection" option for Mixed Content Blocker (fixed in Firefox 26)
    • Bug 873349 - Add a whitelist for mixed content blocking
    • Bug 815321 - (MixedContentBlocker) Master Bug for Mixed Content Blocker
    One big complaint with choosing the "Disable protection on this page" option is that it only works for the current page load. This article doesn't make that very clear. In [[Forum Response - Mixed Content]] we suggest toggling the preference '''security.mixed_content.block_active_content''' in about:config (or an add-on to toggle the preference) but this disables mixed content blocking for all websites, which is a bad idea because of the security vulnerability. What users say they want is a way to disable protection for specific websites but there's no way to do that right now. Related bugs: *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=902156 Bug 902156] - Persist "disable protection" option for Mixed Content Blocker (fixed in Firefox 26) *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=873349 Bug 873349] - Add a whitelist for mixed content blocking *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=815321 Bug 815321] - (MixedContentBlocker) Master Bug for Mixed Content Blocker
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