Changed self-signed certificate to one from in-house CA and now no meus!
This ones turned my world upside down!
I replaced the pfsense self signed certifiacte with one from an in-house CA using the hostname.
now when I use the hostname in the browser I get no menus!
I have to force a certificate error (ip address) to see the menus.
how do I fix that one?!
*update - it appears it is only the pfsense-ng theme that is doing this. go figure..
get new certificate with SAN FQDN and all is good again..