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Firefox 17 keeps locking up on websites. No longer showing http or https. It shows a fox icon in the the web browser.

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My computer keeps locking up. Why isn't it showing Http or Https on the web browser? It shows a fox icon. I have been on IE and there is no problem at all.

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You can set the browser.urlbar.trimURLs pref to false on the about:config page to see the http: protocol on the location bar and in the pop-up if you hover a link.

You can set the browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled pref to false on the about:config page to disable the highlighting of the domain and see the full URL more clearly.

Try to boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support (press F8 on the boot screen) as a test to see if that helps.