Firefox Nightly cannot be set as a default browser because of broken .desktop file

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4 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: TD-Linux, Unassigned)

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38 Branch
x86_64
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4 years ago
Firefox Nightly installs a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications that looks like this:

$ cat /home/thomas/.local/share/applications/userapp-Nightly-XDX6IX.desktop 
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Type=Application
NoDisplay=true
Exec=/home/thomas/firefox/firefox %u
Name=Nightly
Comment=Custom definition for Nightly

It then registers it as a http handler in gvfs. However, for this to work correctly, the .desktop file needs this line added:

MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml;text/mml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;

This caused a crash in gnome-system-settings. The crash is fixed, but the .desktop file still needs to be fixed.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1193680
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=744695
Mistakenly filed against Firefox 38 and should be instead 38 Branch. Sorry for the spam. dkl
Version: Firefox 38 → 38 Branch
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