“Mixed Content” Blocking In Firefox and Chrome Browsers

Are you having problems seeing some of you content in Desire2Learn?  Firefox version 23, which was just released, introduced “mixed content” blocking for the first time in the Firefox browsers.  Chrome did this a year ago.  You can tell the browser to show you the content in both browsers (see video examples below).

There are, however, some differences between the two.  The biggest difference is that Chrome will remember you approved the site for the whole time you are at the site.  Firefox, on the other hand, will request approval for each page you access on the site.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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One Reply to ““Mixed Content” Blocking In Firefox and Chrome Browsers”

  1. Hi. My college uses D2L. Since the update of Firefox, my teachers videos have started to play and then freeze up. ONE time I was able to unblock content like you discuss in this video and the video seemed to work well with no freezing up. But now, the shield icon doesn’t show up for me to allow the content and the videos only play for a few minutes. Any suggestions? This is highly frustrating, especially because I tried to use Chrome and Chrome always tries to download the video then fails. I can’t figure out how to fix that either. Your help will be much appreciated because I’m at my wits end!

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