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What happened to Send Link? It seems to have disappeared after upgrading to Firefox 16.

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The right click menu option "Send Link" appears to have disappeared from Firefox 16 (desktop). Why? Is it coming back. I used this feature several times a day (and so did several of my friends). There does not seem to be a Add-On to can perform the same function. Please Help!

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Edited 2012-10-27 to add the following information about a new Addon:

A new Add-on that will add a "Send Link" option to the context menu when right-clicking on a link on a page:

Original post marked as solution by the original poster is below the break



Changes have been made in Firefox 16 to some of the right-click menu options. The changes were made by Mozilla developers after research into the use of certain right-click options.

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This is a dealbreaker for me. The Send Link right-click menu item was literally all that has kept me from switching to Chrome long ago. I can't fathom the decision process that went into this. After displaying a page, forwarding links is the next most important thing for a browser to do. I forward 15-30 a day. I guess after many years, I am done with Firefox if they don't quickly put this back, at least as a user-enabled option.

What arrogance and poor foresight!  :(

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Unfortunately, when I tried that, the "Submit" button doesn't register a click, so I have no way of contacting them.

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A new Add-on that will add a "Send Link" option to the context menu when right-clicking on a link on a page:

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Phfew! Very nice find. All is well again. :D

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I've submitted the following two feedback items to Firefox: Sent to "Firefox Made Me Sad" at http://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback#sad: You still haven't put "send link" back onto the right-click context menu - see bugs 239307, 786185, 800565, 803805, 804124, 804424, 805134, and 805949

Sent to "I Have an Idea for Firefox" at http://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback#idea: Put "send link" back onto the right-click context menu - see bugs 239307, 786185, 800565, 803805, 804124, 804424, 805134, and 805949

Feel free to do the same - you're welcome to cut-and-paste the above messages. Maybe if we bombard Mozilla with requests to put "Send link" back, they'll relent and DO IT.

(Note: The reference to "bugs" in my messages has to do with Bugzilla, Mozilla's tech system for reporting problems - for information about Bugzilla, see http://www.bugzilla.org/docs/4.0/en/html/index.html)

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Thanks for all the replies. I was out of town when they arrived so I am just getting to them. I just updated to Firefox 16.0.2 and added the add-on BUT still cannot send a link from tjhe drop down menu under File. Left click does nothing and right click gives choices: menu bar, navigation toolbar, bookmarks toolbar, add-on bar and customize. None seem to do anything to enable me to send a link! Any additional suggestions will be much appreciated. can't get "add to cart in Amazon and other sites so I have multiple problems.

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That does not work for me and nothing seems to help.

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Agree with everyone in this thread. Send link was the only reason to use this lousy browser.

Bring it back.

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This is not the first time that their research remove very useful features... Maybe a Chrome employee is conducting the research for Mozilla ...

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