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User-Agent: Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 As per Name Change FAQ @ http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/firefox-name-faq.html: "The official name is Mozilla Firefox. We will often shorten that to Firefox." On the Windows XP Start Menu, the user has an option to show the default Internet and Mail applications. If Firefox is set as this default application, its caption reads "Firefox" rather than "Mozilla Firefox". Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set Windows XP to NOT use Classic Start Menu (use XP-only Start menu) 2. Set Firefox as preferred Internet application so that it will appear in the Start menu. 3. Click Start. Actual Results: Firefox appears, captioned as "Firefox". Expected Results: Caption should be "Mozilla Firefox".
I'd think this is OK. "Mozilla" is probably there just to preserve any small brand recognition already gained, and it's probably in front of the browser partly because that's what they had to do with Mozilla Firebird, formerly Firebird, formerly Phoenix. I'd say it's OK and that it's comparable to shortening Microsoft Internet Explorer to just Internet Explorer. On the other hand, Mozilla Firefox isn't terribly long, and they could probably fit it if they wanted to--but they probably have their reasons.
True. I remember this sticking out like a sore thumb going from "Mozilla Firebird" in the menu to just "Firefox", but maybe it's just me.
FWIW, I expect WinXP is simply showing the Product Name from the EXE's version table, see http://lxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/browser/app/module.ver
not a bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
The entry in the Start > Programs menu says "Mozilla Firefox", so if the application is pinned to the Start Menu as "any" application, it's shown as Mozilla Firefox. If the user's default browser is shown on the Start Menu, the application's Product Name is used - "Firefox". This is inconsistent and possibly confusing to users who don't care whether it's their default browser or Firefox on their Start Menu (the difference is trivial). Also, "Firefox" is inconsistent with "Mozilla Thunderbird". Pick one - Either use "Firefox" in the Programs menu, or use "Mozilla Firefox" as the application's Product Name. I don't mind which name is used (personally I prefer the full version) as long as it's used consistently throughout the Start Menu. (I suggest the "polish" keyword for this bug)
Created attachment 150229 [details] screenshot showing Firefox vs. Thunderbird on Start Menu I think this showcases the inconsistency fairly well.
Fixed sometime along the way. Guess it wasn't *too* invalid :P
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