Default browser settings missing in Firefox 42 & 43

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 42

Status

()

RESOLVED FIXED
3 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: markus.popp, Assigned: glandium)

Tracking

({regression})

42 Branch
Firefox 43
x86_64
Linux
regression
Points:
---
Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox41 unaffected, firefox42+ fixed, firefox43+ fixed)

Details

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
Created attachment 8647292 [details]
Screenshot of preferences page where default browser settings used to be.

In Firefox 42.0 and 43.0 there are no longer any options to make Firefox the default browser and to check if Firefox is the default browser in the General panel of the Preferences. I also couldn't find them anywhere else.

I observed this in the Linux64 versions of Firefox, running on Xubuntu 15.04. This may or may not affect other platforms too.

There was a conversation on Twitter about this issue prior to me filing this bug report: https://twitter.com/mpopp75/status/631595763437584384

Comment 1

3 years ago
[Tracking Requested - why for this release]: Unable to make default browser, regression since Firefox42
status-firefox41: --- → unaffected
status-firefox42: --- → affected
status-firefox43: --- → affected
tracking-firefox42: --- → ?
tracking-firefox43: --- → ?

Updated

3 years ago
Keywords: regression

Comment 2

3 years ago
Pushlog:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/pushloghtml?fromchange=1ee54e043b9b&tochange=939320b957c5

Regressed by: 939320b957c5	Mike Hommey — Bug 1186003 - Switch automated builds to Gtk+3. r=mshal
Blocks: 1186003, 1193807

Updated

3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(mh+mozilla)
(Assignee)

Updated

3 years ago
Blocks: 627699
Flags: needinfo?(mh+mozilla)
(Assignee)

Updated

3 years ago
Blocks: 879760
No longer blocks: 1186003
(Assignee)

Updated

3 years ago
Assignee: nobody → mh+mozilla
(Assignee)

Comment 3

3 years ago
Created attachment 8653839 [details] [diff] [review]
Set HAVE_SHELL_SERVICE when preprocessing in-content prefs on Gtk+3 builds

This is the trivial fix for this.
Attachment #8653839 - Flags: review?(karlt)
Comment on attachment 8653839 [details] [diff] [review]
Set HAVE_SHELL_SERVICE when preprocessing in-content prefs on Gtk+3 builds

There was I assuming we'd finally fixed the nagging :)
Attachment #8653839 - Flags: review?(karlt) → review+
(Assignee)

Comment 6

3 years ago
Comment on attachment 8653839 [details] [diff] [review]
Set HAVE_SHELL_SERVICE when preprocessing in-content prefs on Gtk+3 builds

Approval Request Comment
[Feature/regressing bug #]: Regression from the combination of bug 879760 and bug 1186003.
[User impact if declined]: In-content preferences don't have the items to set Firefox as default browser (non in-content prefs do, however, but they're not enabled by default)
[Risks and why]: Very low. The patch is a simple thing that was forgotten in bug 879760. browser/components/preferences/moz.build had this change done for non in-content prefs, which is why it still works. This makes in-content prefs on-par with that.
[String/UUID change made/needed]: None
Attachment #8653839 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora?
Important regression, tracking.
tracking-firefox42: ? → +
tracking-firefox43: ? → +
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/93052c1a0e48
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
status-firefox43: affected → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 43
Attachment #8653839 - Flags: approval-mozilla-aurora? → approval-mozilla-aurora+
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