Closed Bug 186446 Opened 21 years ago Closed 21 years ago
making Mozilla default browser also affects associations for graphics files
(SeaMonkey :: Preferences, enhancement)
(Reporter: river, Assigned: bugs)
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021216 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021216 I had all my graphics file types set up with File associations to give me a choice of several programs to view/edit pictures. When I set Mozilla as my default browser the gecko ate them all up. There are two issues that arise (1) I did not expect Mozilla to do anything at all to my graphics files, which I use for publishing not for webby stuff Please could you add another question to the dialog with the possible answers - make Mozilla the default to view graphics - only make Mozilla the default for HTML files (2) Even for the .html file associations, I did not expect Mozilla to zap the right-click options it does not use. For example I had a custom "open with Notepad" option for my .html files. There is no reason at all from my perspective as a user why I should need to set that up again just because I invited the gecko to change the "open" option. Please consider whether it would be feasible to copy in all the right-click options set up for those files and that Mozilla is not going to define. I have listed this as an enhancement rather than a bug as clearly the software is doing what the designers intended. However from my perspecitve it does feel like a bug as I did not want, nor was warned, about the side effects on my desktop publishing when I only asked to change my browser. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Get a MS-Windows machine 2. Set Mycustom action in file associations for .jpg files so you see Mycustom as an option when you right-click on .jpg files in Windows 3. Click on Set Preferences -> Make Mozilla Default Browser Actual Results: Next time you right click on the .jpg file you no longer see Mycustom as an option Expected Results: Asked before altering the settings for graphics files, and even then changed the Open option only, preserving the rest of the right click menu.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 131106 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
21 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
19 years ago
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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