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When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

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When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

Ever since I updated to FF 16 I no longer see the option to send an email link when I right click although it does still show up under file also I noticed my Speed Dial extension isn't working correctly with FF 16.

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

Yes, that has been changed in Firefox 16

  • bug 239307 - Remove "Send Link..." from context menus
  • bug 770419 - Rename "Send Image...", "Send Video...", and "Send Audio..." to "Email Image...", etc

(please do not comment in bug reports)

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

Yes, that has been changed in Firefox 16

  • bug 239307 - Remove "Send Link..." from context menus
  • bug 770419 - Rename "Send Image...", "Send Video...", and "Send Audio..." to "Email Image...", etc

(please do not comment in bug reports)

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

The "Send Link" functionality in the context menu was the last thing keeping me from switching to Chrome full time, because they don't. Well, you've now achieved parity. Too bad, been a FF/Netscape user for a long time.

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

Well I still have the option to email image is there a way to bring this context menu back in the about:config option? Because I like having the option to send a link by simply right clicking and yes I know I could just go to file and select email link but its so much more intuitive to right click instead.

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

This change was a very bad idea. You've removed a very useful feature and replaced it with crap.

Please restore this feature to its original working condition.

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

Sorry, but this right click context menu instruction was a hugely desirable feature, not a bug!!! I read your bug reports above, and others have made the same critique. Please restore this immensely useful feature ASAP. Thank you.

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

OK well after first reverting to an older version of firefox to get my right click menu options back I have since discovered one way that works but at a cost.

By using the addon menu-editor it is possible to move the EMAIL LINK button from the file menu to the (Main Context Menu) ie the "right click menu" BUT you will loose the file menu button as there is no way to clone the button and only move a copy. Bunch of clowns that decided to do this I really don't know what they were thinking. Very VERY stupid move.

Here is a link to the only option that works https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/menu-editor/

Can you buggers at least provide a clone and move option in the menu-editor

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

It is beyond me how anyone can consider a "right click" to "send link" as a bug. I used this feature dozens of times daily. In fact I would also like an option to "send page" as well--that way I wouldn't have to worry about expired links.

If the issue (as claimed) is the number of options on a right click, then I never use "view background image", "view page source", "view page info", or "inspect element".

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

amgunn is 100% correct across the board. "Send page" as well as "send email link" would be extremely useful options to have, and the other so-called right click choices that continue to remain in place in FF 16 are almost certainly less frequently used than the now-orphaned send link option. So if this change is not helpful for long term users, then who was it done for? We have no idea whatsoever....

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Re: When I right click the email link no longer shows up in the context menu in FF 16

For anyone who is not happy with this change in Firefox 16, here's a Firefox extension you can install as a workaround (I haven't tried it myself - it was suggested in the bug report):

Email This! :: Add-ons for Firefox
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/email-this/

Ref: bug 239307#c23