When did Firefox go to HTTPS?

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I use Firefox all of the time and I just started to notice that all of my websites have HTTPS. Did Firefox just make this change or did I miss something? I'm really just curious. Thanks so much.
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HTTPS has no relation to Firefox or any other browser. Only the thing it matters:

There are two different settings involved:

Address Bar Autofill

If you have used HTTPS on a site before, Firefox’s address bar autofill feature will prefer the HTTPS address. If you don’t mind selecting from the drop-down instead, or simply typing the whole address, you can turn off the address bar autofill. Here’s how:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the filter box, type or paste autofill and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click browser.urlbar.autoFill to toggle it from true to false.

Address Bar Search

Regarding address bar search, you can change the URL used by the “keyword” service. Please see this thread for links: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/955363

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Yes, there is no relation of HTTPS & Firefox. Hyper text transfer protocol secure/HTTPS is a secure version of HTTP. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. Using HTTPS depends on web sites, or their related vendors who are trying to make more secure the internet. More details here: https://searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com/definition/HTTPS
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  • ToddN2000
    It's not Firefox but the websites you visit have now been secured. That is what the s in HTTPS is for. With all the security issues in the news telling people to stay away from sites that don't have the HTTPS they are losing traffic.
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