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Why is the vertical line between padlock icon and website's URL red instead of gray?

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Usually the vertical line which separates the padlock icon and a website's URL in the address bar is grey. However, this morning at about 11:09 am I was having a lot of issues on YouTube (I would submit searches or click videos on the YouTube but the webpage remained the same), and I noticed that the referenced vertical line was red instead of the usual grey. Why was this?

Usually the vertical line which separates the padlock icon and a website's URL in the address bar is grey. However, this morning at about 11:09 am I was having a lot of issues on YouTube (I would submit searches or click videos on the YouTube but the webpage remained the same), and I noticed that the referenced vertical line was red instead of the usual grey. Why was this?

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox menu button/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window