Mozilla is at it again with their rapid fire release of Firefox 7. If you have automatic updates enabled, it most likely restarted your browser and installed version 7 without you even really noticing. This release likely has some whizzbang feature they believe justifies a major revision, however I doubt most people would agree it's major revision worthy.
The topic of today's post is regarding one of the lesser advertised features slipped into this version which lends to the "stupidization" of web surfers. The protocol handle is now gone at the leading edge of the URL. So, previously you would see "http://tekcer.com", it now reads "tekcert.com". Probably not a show stopper for your average sheepish websurfer, but if you are security-minded and want to know whether you're accessing something via http or https, it's handy to see it listed.
Thankfully, there is a work around. Whoever thought this was a great idea at least recognized that some people wouldn't think it was great, so they added a configuration setting to undo the damage. Here's how to get it fixed: