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Odin2
 
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Post Posted February 16th, 2017, 8:00 pm

I know that a green address bar padlock reflects a secure site. I also however have seen one or more websites with an address bar title in green on a green background [when ordinarily I don't see (or need to see) a title at all]--ex. https://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp ... leshooting. Can someone tell me what that green title means--and also how I might prevent its occurrence?

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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 4:13 am

The green title shows that the site is using Extended Security for, a method to further protect you from a 'fake' web site trying to pose as 'secure'.

More info here in this support article: https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Protect- ... /ta-p/1637

I really don't know why you would want to hide a simple indicator that the site your visiting is using a better security model to protect you.

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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 8:24 am

Thanks, TheVisitor, for the information.

The reason for my wanting to disable this feature is that (1) my behavior will be unchanged from when I see the green padlock without the green title, and the distraction is counter-productive; and primarily (2) a title in the address bar consumes space that is useful to me. [I could elaborate if you're really curious.] If there is any way to disable this feature, I'd be very grateful for that guidance.

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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 8:51 am

^Are you using a Theme, does the green background appear with the Default one ?
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 8:55 am

Default.

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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 9:11 am

Hmm, with Default theme I see green fonts but no green background, what happens in Safe Mode.
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 10:27 am

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This will limit the identy text to 80px when placed in the userChrome.css file. You can change the number to suit your needs.

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#identity-icon-labels {
max-width: 80px !important;
}


NOTE: that code must be placed below this line at the top of the userChrome.css file.

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@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");
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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 10:37 am

I wasn't entirely sure on how to respond to this topic yesterday... because I like seeing lots of secure info... anyway, using my test profile in safe-mode ... there is no 'green background' ... but there is a green
repairclinic, LLC (US)
Just my take on this... we Firefox users like the idea that we are able to alter quite a number of areas within Firefox... but that can be taken too far... a user can alter 'stuff' all over the place and then all of a sudden something looks weird or something else gets broken within a profile...and then cries for help get created... I'm sure everybody knows what I mean... but some things (normally minor... to me anyway) should just be left alone.
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 10:41 am

Thanks, Robert and dfoulkes.

Robert, I'm not sure I want to limit the identity text. I'm guessing that the identity text is the text in the address bar. All of that--except a title (apparently present only when the text is green)--is potentially needed in my work. If I can't disable the green locbar feature entirely, what I'd like to do is keep a title from appearing.

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Post Posted February 17th, 2017, 8:15 pm

I use code to show the label on hover:
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/* Site Identity Button, EV: hide label */
#identity-box #identity-icon-labels {display:none}
#identity-box:hover #identity-icon-labels {display:-moz-box}

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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 7:24 am

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Nice.

Of course userChrome tweaks are dead with FF57 when XUL goes away. :(

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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 11:18 am

RobertJ wrote:.
Nice.

Of course userChrome tweaks are dead with FF57 when XUL goes away. :(

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And of course Firefox will fall by the wayside when all of that happens... why else would a user choose Firefox over the 'others' ... if a user can't have the control-options like we do today.
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Post Posted February 18th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Many thanks [again], Robert. Works like a charm!

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