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Since updating to the new 6.0 version I no longer see the secure privacy lock on secure websites. Where did it go?

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Just updated and am no longer seeing the privacy lock for secure websites

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In Firefox 4 and later you no longer have the Status bar that showed the padlock in previous Firefox versions.
The padlock only shows that there is a secure connection and doesn't guarantee that you are connected to the right server.
So you might still be connected to the wrong server if you make a typo in the URL and someone has claimed that mistyped URL.
The functionality of the padlock has been replaced by the How do I tell if my connection to a website is secure? on the left end of the location bar.

See also:

You can use this extension to get a padlock on the location bar.

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In Firefox 4 and later you no longer have the Status bar that showed the padlock in previous Firefox versions.
The padlock only shows that there is a secure connection and doesn't guarantee that you are connected to the right server.
So you might still be connected to the wrong server if you make a typo in the URL and someone has claimed that mistyped URL.
The functionality of the padlock has been replaced by the How do I tell if my connection to a website is secure? on the left end of the location bar.

See also:

You can use this extension to get a padlock on the location bar.

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Great thanks a bunch! Looks like if I am ever to do any online shopping then I want to make sure that it's green in the site identity area.