Closed Bug 1286832 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

[Win10] Cortana search no longer works with Firefox


(Firefox :: Search, defect)

Windows 10
Not set



Tracking Status
firefox47 --- wontfix
firefox48 --- wontfix
firefox49 --- wontfix
firefox50 --- wontfix


(Reporter: noni, Unassigned)



[Affected versions]:
- latest 50.0a1 Nightly
- latest 49.0a2 Aurora
- Firefox 48.0b7
- Firefox 47.0.1

[Affected platforms]:
- Windows 10 x86/x64

[Steps to reproduce]:
pre-requisite: make sure Cortana is enabled
1. Open Firefox and make it the default browser.
2. Perform a search with Cortana.

[Expected result]:
- The search results are displayed with Firefox and it's search engine.

[Actual result]:
- The search is performed with Edge with bing.

[Regression range]:
- This is not a Firefox regression, but it used to work on older Windows 10 builds.

[Additional notes]:
- I'm unable to determine the exact time when this stopped working since it will require a lot of time invested into installing several insider builds.
- Tested with Insider build 14388.
Is there something we can/should do about this?
Flags: needinfo?(dolske)
Further investigation proved that this bug is reproducible:
- with Insider Preview Build 14390 (latest as of today)
- on release builds of Windows 10 as well (e.g. 10586.494)
- with other browsers as well (e.g. Opera, Chrome)

From QE's perspective, this is an OS related shortcoming.
Directly from MS:

> Starting today, to ensure we can deliver the integrated search experience designed for Windows 10,
> Microsoft Edge will be the only browser that will launch when you search from the Cortana box.
Yeah this is wonfix because Microsoft won't allow us to change this anymore. :sadface:
Closed: 7 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(dolske)
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Does this mean there's code that's now dead and that we can remove?
(In reply to Florian Quèze [:florian] [:flo] from comment #6)
> Does this mean there's code that's now dead and that we can remove?

Yes, filed bug 1287622 to remove it. Thanks for saying something :)
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