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I cannot right click to block ads/images with the "new" Firefox 4 browser

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The older versions of Firefox you could block images and ads by right clicking and using the "blocking image feature" this function has disappeared with Firefox 4?

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It was removed from the context menu because people were accidentally blocking images. You can still block images but there is an extra step to take. Right-click on an image that you want to block and select "View Image Info". This will open up a dialog box that contains an option to block images from the domain the image was from.

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TonyE
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It was removed from the context menu because people were accidentally blocking images. You can still block images but there is an extra step to take. Right-click on an image that you want to block and select "View Image Info". This will open up a dialog box that contains an option to block images from the domain the image was from.

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Okay, but.... It sure was easier to just "right click" and block, the old Firefox you could still "undo" the blocked image. This the first upgrade that I do not like as much as the "older" version. I uninstalled Firefox 4 and reinstalled Firefox/3.6.16 and I will use it as long as I can.