Return "Send link" item to context menu.

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
Menus
RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Sergey, Unassigned)

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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0
Build ID: 20120826030526

Steps to reproduce:

Opened context menu on a page.


Actual results:

Menu was displayed without "Send link" item.


Expected results:

"Send link" item should present in menu.

Comment 1

5 years ago
Bug 239307 comment 8 and down specify why it was removed.
Blocks: 239307
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Menus
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 2

5 years ago
Considering message you addressed "Removing" is absolute inadequate measure :(
In context menu we always had all the set of properties and actions avail for current object. And send link/page is one of them. 
There should be another way to deal with problem rose of email client absence.

Going the way of Removing can lead to removing of Context menu as it exists now.
Back/Forw is duplicated in URL bar, Stop/Reload as well.
Bookmarks in Firefox button.
Looks like only the "View background image" is unique.

As a user with 15+ years browser usage I'm strongly disappointed with the way of removing.

Comment 3

5 years ago
It sucks monkeyballs that you guys deleted the "send link"-option in the context-menu.
Please return it, at least via an "about:config"-option.

Comment 4

5 years ago
As workaround I suggest this:
Email This! :: Add-ons for Firefox
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/email-this/
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Comment 5

5 years ago
I vote for old style.

Updated

5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 800565

Comment 7

5 years ago
The extension works, but adds another click to the process.

I suppose this is another example of adapting Firefox for mobile devices. You know: the tail wags the dog.

Comment 8

5 years ago
So - trying to catch up with IE? find a way to fix it. I don't want to install another plugin for something that has been there for years.
Duplicate of this bug: 803805

Comment 10

5 years ago
(In reply to billrm from comment #8)
> So - trying to catch up with IE? find a way to fix it. I don't want to
> install another plugin for something that has been there for years.

Agree!!

Updated

5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 804124

Updated

5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 804424

Updated

5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 805134

Updated

5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 805134

Comment 15

5 years ago
Bring it back!!! It is the only thing on right click I ever used. Going to the menu is a pain in the ass.

Comment 16

5 years ago
The removal of 'Send Link' in the context menu has caused me a lot of timewasting, having to downgrade my browser to a prior version since 'Send link' as an INDISPENSIBLE feature of Firefox. There is NO satisfactory alternative to this neat feature. Of all the stuff that can be modified via config why at least is this not included? People not having an email client is the EXCEPTION which needs to be catered for if at all, not the norm. Does Mozilla want to encourage the use of Firefox or not? Does Mozilla want to encourage the use of Thunderbird or not?

I am a user of Firefox. However, I am also a 30 year professional systems developer and I would not dream of removing a system feature without discussion with users and permission from them which would only be sought if that feature was causing significant maintenance issues. Professionals have absolutely no idea how users use their systems in practice.

Comment 17

5 years ago
I have to concur with others, the send link item is one of the principal reasons I like FF vs IE, Opera, and Chrome.  All of those other browsers are too simple, I've always thought of FF as more of a power users browser, and having the options and features is a big part of that.

Please bring this back, even if we do have to configure it ourselves.

Thanks

Updated

5 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 805949

Comment 19

5 years ago
I've submitted the following two feedback items to Firefox:

Sent to "Firefox Made Me Sad" at http://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback#sad:
You still haven't put "send link" back onto the right-click context menu - see bugs 239307, 786185, 800565, 803805, 804124, 804424, 805134, and 805949


Sent to "I Have an Idea for Firefox" at http://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback#idea:
Put "send link" back onto the right-click context menu - see bugs 239307, 786185, 800565, 803805, 804124, 804424, 805134, and 805949

Feel free to do the same - you're welcome to cut-and-paste the above messages.

Updated

4 years ago
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