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Firefox - Mixed Content Blocking

How to stop Firefox from blocking Mixed Content

Firefox 23 added a new feature that automatically blocks mixed content. Mixed content comes into play when browsing secure websites. (i.e. websites with “https”), when the webpage doesn’t serve everything on the https protocol but serves some images on http.

Normally, this isn’t really the big issue. However, if you are concerned about security and especially tracking, then you might want to prevent this happening. Firefox understands that and automatically blocks mixed content. When browsing a secure website displaying mixed content, you might view something like this: “Firefox has blocked content that isn’t secure”.

Firefox - Mixed Content Blocking

As you note in the URL, browsing WordPress.org is likely to throw up this warning. This is because Firefox automatically blocks all active content like scripts that aren’t also served on the https protocol.

Hitting “Disable Protection on This Page” will fix it for the particular page. However, it won’t respect this on other sites. If you’re like me, this isn’t a helpful feature but rather a pain! And, you’ll want to disable this.

Here’s how you do it.

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Too many updates on your Facebook homepage? Try FbHC

With the new update to Facebook, we have users aghast at the change, screaming, yelling, blogging, twittering and voting against it.

So, if you’re one of them, or you just hate the millions of application updates on your homepage and prefer just reading comments of your friends, then this one is for you.

Facebook Homepage - Before FbHC

Gautam Arora has put together a simple Greasemonkey script that will allow you to clean up all these updates from your homepage and all you’ll see is the personal updates that your friends make.

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