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How can I set Firefox 4 to warn me when it goes from a secure page to a non-secure page??? Easy in 3.xx.xx (Security->Security warnings), but how to do it in Ver 4?

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In Firefox version 3.xx.xx I could set the browser to warn me when going into and out of a secure page by going to Tools->Options->Security->Warning Messages. In version 4, there is no "Warning messages" settings feature.

In Firefox version 3.xx.xx I could set the browser to warn me when going into and out of a secure page by going to Tools->Options->Security->Warning Messages. In version 4, there is no "Warning messages" settings feature.

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Every time Firefox opened

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Upgraded from 3.6.17 to Ver 4.0.1

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9.620
  • 4.0.50401.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.1
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

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TonyE
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Helpful Reply

The only way I know to do this in Firefox 4 is to change hidden preferences.

  1. Type about:config into the location bar and press enter
  2. Accept the warning message that appears, you will be taken to a list of preferences
  3. In the filter box type security.warn this will show a few preferences, you can double-click on them to change their values, the settings are:
    1. security.warn_viewing_mixed -I'm about to view an encrypted page that contains some unencrypted information
    2. security.warn_submit_insecure - I submit information that's not encrypted
    3. security.warn_leaving_secure - I leave an encrypted page for one that isn't encrypted
    4. security.warn_entering_weak - I am about to view a page that uses low-grade encryption
    5. security.warn_entering_secure - I am about to view an encrypted page
The only way I know to do this in Firefox 4 is to change hidden preferences. # Type '''about:config''' into the location bar and press enter # Accept the warning message that appears, you will be taken to a list of preferences # In the filter box type '''security.warn''' this will show a few preferences, you can double-click on them to change their values, the settings are: ## '''security.warn_viewing_mixed''' -I'm about to view an encrypted page that contains some unencrypted information ## '''security.warn_submit_insecure''' - I submit information that's not encrypted ## '''security.warn_leaving_secure''' - I leave an encrypted page for one that isn't encrypted ## '''security.warn_entering_weak''' - I am about to view a page that uses low-grade encryption ## '''security.warn_entering_secure''' - I am about to view an encrypted page

Modified by TonyE