User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030816 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030816 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1+ Most new Mozilla and Firebird users are not aware of the consequences of making a non-IE browser the default browser in windows. They are generally not prepared to see all the internet-related icons replaced with another icon. An ugly surprise. It even happened to Jerry Pournelle when he tried Moz 1.0. It happened to me, as well, gbefore I decided to make FB my default browser (a happy choice). Actually, this danger is present in Moz and FB now, even if no installer is used. If you click on that Set Firebird as your default browser checkbox, your icons are changed. If your company has set up custom icons for certain file types, those will be gone (this happened to a user); simply uninstalling FB will not get those associations and icons back. I propose that any time a user has an opportunity to select Moz or FB as default browser, there should be a warning screen interposed before the action is executed. This screen should warn the user that all internet-associated files will be handled by Moz/FB, and will have that icon. Perhaps pictures of Windows icons should be shown to make clear just what files will be changed. Some users have noted that file associations for some graphics are changed when Moz is installed. This can be an unpleasant surprise (most naive users won't know where to look to be able to reverse those changes). This should probably not be a feature of installation programs. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
bug 131106 and bug 214054 are also related to this *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 216501 ***
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