Closed Bug 1558206 Opened 3 years ago Closed 11 months ago

Icon for Firefox is not pinned after installation under Windows 10 v1903


(Firefox :: Installer, defect, P3)

68 Branch
Windows 10



Tracking Status
firefox68 --- affected
firefox69 --- affected


(Reporter: csasca, Unassigned)


(Blocks 2 open bugs)


Affected versions

  • Firefox Beta 68.0b8
  • Firefox Nightly 69.0a1 (2019-06-10)

Affected platforms

  • Windows 10 1903 (Build 18362.145)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Start Firefox Installer.
  2. Proceed with the normal installation.
  3. Observe the taskbar.

Expected result

  • A icon for Firefox is pinned on the taskbar.

Actual result

  • The icon is not pinned.

Regression range
This is not a regression, since it is only affected by a specific Windows 10 version.

Has STR: --- → yes
Depends on: 1557000
Blocks: 1557000
No longer depends on: 1557000

I think 1903 has broken the (unsupported) method that I was using to do this; the shell verb is running and returning success, but it's not making any attempt to pin anything. Presumably there's been some new checks added. I'll try to get around to investigating at some point, but the best idea may be to just give up on this game.

Priority: -- → P3
Severity: normal → blocker

Does this remove the pinned icon when installing on pre 1903 and the updating to 1903?
I wonder if it's still worth shipping for pre 1903 users:

Flags: needinfo?(catalin.sasca)

So I did an update from 1809 to 1903 with an automatically pinned icon for Firefox 68.0b11, and it was still present after the update. The thing is that any user which will update further from now on, will update directly to 1903.

Flags: needinfo?(catalin.sasca)

Looks like Opera 73 is able to pin itself perhaps with something that opens up the context menu to select the pin menu item?

Blocks: 1686284
See Also: → 1538249

adavis, sounds like this bug should be marked WONTFIX as from comment 1 and perhaps more recent comments from Microsoft that pin by default during installation is a bad practice. Instead maybe we should try asking the users to pin - bug 1686343.

Closed: 11 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
See Also: → 1686343
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