Make the other OS choices on the main Firefox page


14 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: Brian 'netdragon' Bober, Assigned: Dawn Endico)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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(1 attachment)



14 years ago
We automatically select the OS you are running on the left column of the page
below "Download Now" on the page:

Yet, for Thunderbird (, it doesn't
automatically detect, and shows many options. I'd like to still see more options
for the Firefox page even if it detects the OS because, for instance, you might
be downloading the Win32 version from a Linux computer to share the installation
program through the network. That's what I do.


Only Download now for {Detected OS},English" appears.

Expected Results:

Both "Download now for Linux, English" appears, along with buttons below that
for: Linux, MacOSX, Windows without having to go to "Other Operating Systems"
Component: Server Operations →
QA Contact: myk → stolenclover

Comment 1

14 years ago
I don't see this as much of a problem, because there are few users who would
download using one operating system and install on another.  And for those few
that would do this, it's only one more click.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Its also inconsistant between the Thunderbird and Firebird pages. Being
consistant is a good thing. Can't we just combine the two ways and share it
between pages? It seems like the extra click is unecessary when a little code
can just be shared between pages (and just have different values for the name of
the product) instead of doing it differently on each page.

Comment 3

14 years ago
If someone tells me how to get the code for the Mozilla site (if that's
possible), I'll throw together the patch myself.

Comment 4

14 years ago
Brian, the webtree is only available to people with CVS accounts. You can do
patch using the Edit This Page link at bottom of the page you want to change.

Comment 5

14 years ago
Created attachment 145236 [details] [diff] [review]
The patch

I hope I did this right.

Comment 6

14 years ago
worksforme now
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Component: → Web Site
Product: → Firefox
QA Contact: whiteclover79-bug → mohr.42
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Version: other → unspecified

Comment 7

14 years ago
Verified. There should be a "Fixed elsewhere" resolution for old bugs like this.
--> Websites :: so timeless can close out Firefox :: Product Site.
Component: Product Site →
Product: Firefox → Websites
QA Contact: mohr.42 → www-mozilla-com
Component: →
Product: Websites → Websites
Component: → General
Product: Websites →
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