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what has happened to the secure lock icon to let me know I'm secure before typing my password at a https web site?

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I look for the secure lock icon before entering and password info. What happened to the icon?

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The Statusbar is gone and the "lock" with it. Security information about a web page is shown by the Site Identity Button.
The old padlock could give users a false sense that a site is secure by not supplying all of the information about a site and only showed that there is a secure connection that didn't guarantee that you are connected to the right server. The Site Identity Button was introduced in Firefox 3.0 to show more complete "identity" information for HTTPS web pages.
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Site+Identity+Button

You can add a padlock to the location bar with the Padlock add-on- https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/padlock-icon

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The Statusbar is gone and the "lock" with it. Security information about a web page is shown by the Site Identity Button.
The old padlock could give users a false sense that a site is secure by not supplying all of the information about a site and only showed that there is a secure connection that didn't guarantee that you are connected to the right server. The Site Identity Button was introduced in Firefox 3.0 to show more complete "identity" information for HTTPS web pages.
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Site+Identity+Button

You can add a padlock to the location bar with the Padlock add-on- https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/padlock-icon

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Thank you for the quick response, I do appreciate it. I installed the padlock add-on and I'm happy again. :-)