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Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

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Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

FF v. 16.00 removed the context menu item: "Send Link" I would like it back now, please.

Apple and Microsoft remove features at will from their products and users just have to lump it, work around if possible, or go somewhere else. I consider this 'software fascism'.

Why does FireFox have to behave this way? Just put the feature in and disable by default.

Doh.

That is all.

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

Ok, I figured out a work-around (that should not be necessary): using the AddOn "Menu Editor" move the "Email Link" menu item from the File menu to the Main Context menu.

Work-arounds are necessitated by incompetence....

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

I'm not sure why it was removed from the context menu. More info: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16.

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

Please bring back the Send Link context item !

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

Please bring back send link. The loss of this feature is a show stopper for me.

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

Ok, I figured out a work-around (that should not be necessary): using the AddOn "Menu Editor" move the "Email Link" menu item from the File menu to the Main Context menu.

Work-arounds are necessitated by incompetence....

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

TenOx:

For other solutions see (posted in a reply above) - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/939185

Removal based on usage statistics in the following Bugzilla (Mozilla developers only please) thread/reply

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

TheOldFox: not sure what you are doing posting this link after I defined an actual solution. I've tried the EmailThis addon -- waste of time, doesn't work in v.16 and forward. There's a bookmarklet that does not imitate the send this function, it just sends selected text.

Removing the feature from the source code was retarded. Posting your link to the blog is not as helpful as the solution, above your post. Did you read that? Problems?

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

TenOx:

We are all volunteers - not compensated and not Mozilla employees. We try to help users find solutions. We are not developers of Mozilla products.

I was posting other solutions; yours is not the only solution!!

You said: I've tried the EmailThis addon -- waste of time, doesn't work in v.16 and forward.

  • If you really want to be helpful rather than just cast your dispersions on Mozilla products, there is an email support link to the developer on the add-on page. Report your findings and get a response or aid the developer of that add-on in making changes so that it does work, if in fact it does not.

If by "blog", you meant the Bugzilla link, that is not a blog but where the developers discuss issues and bugs. That link lands you on a response with usage statistics for the removed right-click context menu items if you would just read it. That is developers reason to remove the items based on lack of overall usage. That Bugzilla post was started on 2004-03-31, so it has been in the works for some time. Personally, I never used any of the right-click options that were deleted in my many years of using Firefox.

If you do not like what Mozilla developers are doing, there are lots of other browsers for you to choose.

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Re: Version 16 removed Send Link context option: how can I add that back, it's an extremely useful feature!!

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)