Closed Bug 1169754 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Persist state that Firefox was a user's default browser


(Firefox :: General, defect)

Not set



Firefox 41
41.2 - Jun 8
Tracking Status
firefox39 --- fixed
firefox40 --- fixed
firefox41 --- fixed


(Reporter: jaws, Assigned: jaws)


(Blocks 1 open bug)



(1 file, 1 obsolete file)

After upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10, the default browser will most likely be reset. It will be good to store this state independently of the OS prior to upgrade so we have the ability to alter our messaging if the user previously had Firefox set as the default.

[Tracking Requested - why for this release]:
Requesting tracking for Firefox 39 because we will need to get this out ASAP on to Release before Windows 10 gets released if we want to use this.
Attached patch Patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Attachment #8613044 - Flags: review?(gijskruitbosch+bugs)
Attached patch Patch (qref'd)Splinter Review
Attachment #8613044 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #8613044 - Flags: review?(gijskruitbosch+bugs)
Attachment #8613047 - Flags: review?(gijskruitbosch+bugs)
Comment on attachment 8613047 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch (qref'd)

This is safe, trivial, and seems handy to have. But I suspect we'll need to do more before actually building something around it.
Attachment #8613047 - Flags: review?(gijskruitbosch+bugs) → review+
Comment on attachment 8613047 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch (qref'd)

Approval Request Comment
[Feature/regressing bug #]: windows 10 upgrade path
[User impact if declined]: less information upon upgrading
[Describe test coverage new/current, TreeHerder]: none
[Risks and why]: safe low risk, only sets a pref using data we already had
[String/UUID change made/needed]: none
Attachment #8613047 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8613047 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
I see the following with an fx-team custom build:

TypeError: Services.setBoolPref is not a function in nsBrowserGlue.js
Flags: needinfo?(jaws)
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 41
Flags: needinfo?(jaws)
Attachment #8613047 - Flags: approval-mozilla-beta?
Attachment #8613047 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Depends on: 1170284
Depends on: 1170304
Affects Firefox 39, so tracking.
It seems like the the patch for bug 1170304 completely revokes the change made by the patch attached to this bug. "dolske" agrees on that. Removing the tracking flag for firefox39.

Renominate if you think this is a separate issue.
This was fixed on 39 and 40 using bug 1170304.
Flags: qe-verify-
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