By default, Firefox has a Share Selection contextual menu (right-click) item. Between the Search Provider for "..." and the View Selection Source options when highlighting text.

Searching about this feature reveals a mixture of bug reports and, thankfully, advice to remove this by moving the Share This Page item from the menu into the additional tools are. However, there is no information about what it actually does.

I only searched after accidentally clicking it, so what did it do? Did it send the highlighted data elsewhere?


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Well the thing is its just a share button if we select some words or and image then click on this share selection a small box will pop up at the top of firefox where it says "You can activate Share services from the directory. TAKE ME THERE " so it will take you to


and in there you can activate your share services like Facebook Twitter LinkedIn. (if you have signed in with a mozilla account)

thats all

  • So, as I have not set anything up, it did nothing?
    – James
    Jun 18, 2015 at 10:55
  • ya it did nothing , you have to config before any thing to happen
    – alan_bosco
    Jun 18, 2015 at 11:02

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