Open Bug 1056056 Opened 6 years ago Updated 1 year ago
[Linux] Firefox can't be set as default browser
Reproducible on latest Nightly 34.0a1 (buildID: 20140820030202) Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0 Steps to reproduce: 1. Launch Firefox. 2. Set Firefox as your default browser: - from the notification bar which is displayed when Firefox opens -> by selecting "Use Nightly as my default browser" option - from "about:preferences" page -> "General" tab -> "Startup" section -> by clicking on the "Make Nightly my Default Browser" Actual results: Firefox (Nightly) is not set as default browser. Expected results: Firefox (Nightly) is correctly set as default browser. Note: This is an Ubuntu specific issue.
Mano I'm wondering if you might take this bug or know if we can expect it to be fixed for Firefox 34. I don't want it to get lost now that the iterative process has moved on to 35! Or, maybe you can pass it along to someone. Thanks!
Is this a regression?
(In reply to Camelia Badau, QA [:cbadau] from comment #0) > Reproducible on latest Nightly 34.0a1 (buildID: 20140820030202) > Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0 > > Note: This is an Ubuntu specific issue. >this is old and even if op shows up may not remember but this needs clarification Was this Nightly from mozilla or ubuntu's repository? How did you know it did not set itself correctly? as of 57.0.2 Set Firefox as your default browser works (for mozilla's binary)
This also effects DevEdition 59.0b5 and in the Browser Console it throws this error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520012 (NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND) [nsIShellService.setDefaultBrowser]" nsresult: "0x80520012 (NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://browser/content/preferences/in-content/main.js :: setDefaultBrowser :: line 1042" data: no]
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