Closed Bug 1651166 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Firefox should have different document icons for each of the filetypes it opens natively

Categories

(Firefox :: Shell Integration, enhancement, P3)

enhancement

Tracking

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1007837
Tracking Status
firefox80 --- affected

People

(Reporter: yoasif, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug, Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

See https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/hmtm72/help_or_feature_request_is_it_possible_to_display/

Given that Firefox now opens PDFs by default in Windows (bug 1191591), Firefox ought to be a better platform citizen by showing users the file type that is represented by icons in users' file managers in their native platform.

Currently, Firefox seems to have a single icon for all documents, but there is clearly a difference between a PDF or a HTML document, or even an image; depending on the file, a user may want to open the file in a different viewer - even if they want the default viewer to be Firefox.

Given that Windows hides file extensions by default, users will look to the icon for this affordance.

Blocks: 1506416
See Also: → 1631105
Depends on: 1616109

This is a shell integration bug as it relates directly to how we integrate with the OS.

Component: General → Shell Integration

This bug doesnt block the implementation of bug 787674, but we would probably want it resolved one way or another before shipping 787674.

Blocks: 787674
Severity: -- → N/A
Priority: -- → P3

The file type column in File Explorer shows "Firefox HTML Document" also for PDF files (at least on my 82.0beta/Win10), so that affordance is missing too.

Searching for this issue, I found bug 520802 and bug 1007837 to be probably related.

See Also: → 520802, 1007837
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
See Also: 1007837
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