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Status: In development

In 2023 it became absolete to show "https://" to every single page user visits, because the majority of websites has long shifted to using https protocol by default. Moreover, recent versions of Firefox force any website to use https protocol by default anyway.

However, Firefox is probably the only one left amongst all the major modern browsers showing "https://" prefix for every single page — which not only makes no practical sense nowadays, but also takes users attention away from the actual domain name, potentially making them easier victims for scammers.

There exists browser.urlbar.trimURLs config flag, enabled by default, but due to the old bug it hides only obsolete "http://" protocol prefix — which, considering modern security standards, should be always visible and emphasized instead.

Status changed to: New idea
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I just wanted to jump in here to mention that it's something we're currently working on changing, along with related privacy and security changes that will help in the scenario where we want to inform people when they are browsing a non-HTTPS site. If things go according to plan, it should be available in a future release coming soon.

Status changed to: In development
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Good news...

This is being worked on — check out @cbellini's post for some details and stay tuned for updates.

Thanks for sharing your feedback and ideas here on Mozilla Connect 🙌