Inconsistent behavior of making Firefox the default browser

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

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Firefox
General
UNCONFIRMED
3 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: sworddragon2, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

Tracking

(Depends on: 1 bug)

36 Branch
x86_64
Linux
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Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:36.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/36.0
Build ID: 20150306140302

Steps to reproduce:

1. Make sure you can reproduce #1143402.
2. In the same menu click on "Make Default".


Actual results:

Mostly nothing happens but rarely Firefox sets itself in this menu to the default browser. But after a restart the behavior of #1143402 is seen again.


Expected results:

A click on "Make Default" should not have more or less random effects.


Additional information:

I don't know if this bug is directly caused by #1143402 or if it is an own bug. Maybe #1143402 needs to be fixed first and this bug needs then to be rechecked.
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Updated

3 years ago
Depends on: 1143402

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → General

Comment 1

3 years ago
I can confirm.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 15.04
Release:        15.04
Codename:       vivid
Linux s440 3.19.0-31-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 7 15:04:02 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Similar to issue https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1218174

Also found in the "wild"
http://askubuntu.com/questions/100768/why-do-firefox-preferred-applications-and-x-www-browser-disagree-on-default-bro

Comment 2

2 years ago
Theo, do you encounter this?
Flags: needinfo?(theo)
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