Firefox Installer custom Install does not ask for permission for taskbar icon.

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 900635

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 900635
4 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: shinring2000, Unassigned)

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Description

4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
Build ID: 20150513174244

Steps to reproduce:

I did a "Custom" install of EME-Free Firefox, unchecking the Install icons on desktop and start menu.


Actual results:

Firefox installer did as requested with the start menu and desktop icons, but it placed an icon on my taskbar.


Expected results:

The installer, in custom mode, should have asked if it could place an icon on my taskbar.

Comment 1

4 years ago
If I'm not mistaken, a specific option is only available in the stub installer. In the full installer, the pinning of the taskbar icon is tied to the “set as default browser” choice.
Bug 630821
Bug 621873
Component: Untriaged → Installer
OS: Unspecified → Windows
Hardware: Unspecified → All
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Comment 2

4 years ago
I used the full installer. Stub installers add another layer of insecurity, for no obvious purpose that I can see. But that is another issue.
 
I don't see how pinning an icon to the taskbar and setting the default browser are related, they are two completely different things? Placing an icon is placing an icon. There should be an option in the custom install not to place an icon on the taskbar, as there is for start menu and desktop icons. Not everyone uses pinned icons.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 900635
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Comment 4

4 years ago
Are you sure these are the same bug. The EME-Free full installer does not have an option for "On My Task Bar" Icon.
Yes. They both use the same code and the rewrite of the full installer to make this obvious hasn't happened yet.

BTW: the stub installer checks that the downloaded files are signed by mozilla.
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Comment 6

4 years ago
Ok, I'll take your word for it.

BTW: Will the stub installer fail to install if it can not make contact with the signing authority? I don't think so.
It checks the windows cert store for trust and that a couple of attributes are specific values. Definitely more than what most people check when installing so overall a win.
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