When you accept Mozilla to be your default browser application all the context associations that would appear when you clicked on an HTML file with your right mouse button in widows explorer dissappear. The only remaining one is edit which launches Composer. Associations for Dreamweaver, Plucker, and Frontpage dissappeared. Just because one decides to let Mozzilla be their default browser shouldn't mean composer becomes your default html editor. It should be added as an additional option perhaps, leaving the other associations in tact.
interesting idea, but this is a bug in the way windows handles associations. We could try to take over the generic html association but by convention that's owned by ie and each application should use its own key for a file type. We could do migration, but that'd be messy.
Assignee: asa → law
Component: Browser-General → File Handling
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
Ahhh, I see. Based on the additional comment I was able to understand the problem a little better. After that I was able to just go into the file associations and copy the associations for Plucker and Dreamweaver from the txt group and paste them into the Mozilla HTML group. It fixed my problem ok, but it would still be better if it was not neccesary. When it first happened I was scrathing my head wondering what happened. I would have no idea how to make it so it didn't happen so I will take your word for it that it is really a windows thing (not surprising) and Migration would be messy.
:) ok, at the very least we should relnote this (not that anyone reads relnotes). beyond that it's probably worth discussing.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Clears html editor context associations → Setting Mozilla as .html handler loses third party menuitems added to the [ie]htmlfile context menu
no dupes in 7 years and it's a win32 os limitation
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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