Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Fx's new way to distinguish secure sites is puzzling. I still don't understand the significance of blue color. What does blue have to do with whether a website is secure? No color for mixed content website? That is really awful as I don't notice no color. For over 12 years now, I have looked for a gold closed padlock to indicate a secure website and still look for the padlock on other browsers. This extension gives this back to me on Fx.
I very much like that I can decide where I want the padlock (end of the address bar for me as I intend to completely ignore the extremely confusing, oddly colored area on the left of the address. I far prefer clicking on the padlock to get further information).
I would urge you, as an earlier reviewer mentioned, to allow us to add the padlock to the status bar. (Of course, I use Extended Status Bar extension. I can't imagine not having a true status bar and I have always looked there for the padlock for many years and I would like to have it there as well as at the end of the address bar).
I also really like bringing back the yellow color for the address bar when on a secure site and green color for extended validation sites.
I began using Fx4 when it was released, but I only now feel really comfortable using it as finally I now have proper visual validation (rather than some confusing blue or no color or white or whatever) of a secure site. I particularly commend you for giving me a way to easily see if a site has mixed content. I felt very confused by whatever I was supposed to see in Fx4 to indicate mixed content before I got Padlock. I've been using Mozilla browsers as default since 2001 yet I did not understand until now reading your explanation that no color on the left of the address means mixed content on a secure site. I simply thought that as of Fx 4 Mozilla had gotten sloppy with secure site indicators. So, I am relieved to now have an open black lock when there is mixed content on a secure page.