Closed Bug 216432 Opened 17 years ago Closed 16 years ago
Firefox shouldn't steal so many file associations
Noticed behavior with latest nightly, clean profile, clean system. Firebird grabs the MNG association but cannot display MNG images due to bug 18574.
right, we don't support MNG and are unlikely to in the near future. Also occurs in Moz still. -> taking, will worry about this when 1.0 approaches or MNG gets resolved somehow (my money's on the former)
Assignee: blake → mpconnor
Component: General → Preferences
Severity: normal → minor
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Firebird0.8
Reassigning per 225791. What needs to be done here is that Firebird needs to not steal MNG, or any image format really, as no decent platform ships today without a fast internal image viewer that's generally always better than a web browser. The Windows picture viewer for instance includes a zoom function. Stealing the association is a usability loss. The best fix here will isolate the extensions that we want to associate with (probably just html and xhtml, not sure about XUL) and only take those types.
Assignee: mpconnor → blake
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Summary: Firebird takes the MNG association even though it isn't capable of displaying MNG → Firefox takes the MNG association even though it isn't capable of displaying MNG
*** Bug 234388 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Summary: Firefox takes the MNG association even though it isn't capable of displaying MNG → Firefox shouldn't steal so many file associations
Fixed. Also fixed Firefox to not steal the "edit" association for html files.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
*** Bug 230922 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 234650 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I don't know what your fix includes but if it also stops firefox from claiming the .hta extension for itself then that would be great!
I don't see .hta in nsWIndowsHooks.cpp before nor after the patch.
*** Bug 236421 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 241248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 228173 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I just installed Firefox 0.9.3 on a Windows XP computer that had the image associations associated with Firefox 0.8.x and Firefox WASN'T set to the default browser anymore. The image associations weren't automatically changed back, and when I later associated MS's image viewer as the program that should open these types in the menu, but the icons for the image files aren't changed back to the default. Firefox should detect image files being associated with Firefox and set them back. I am wondering if some logic that only does this if Firefox is set to the default browser (which it wasn't upon first run) is causing this issue.
I don't agree with the previous comment. I think, since this change was pre-1.0, it should be written off as an unfortunate problem for a few users. I think putting code in to check for what were minor issues here would just be unnecessary bloat and would probably invite more bugs.
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