Closed Bug 249207 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago

Making FFox 0.9+ default browser does not properly set DDE for file types

Categories

(Firefox :: File Handling, defect)

x86
Windows Server 2003
defect
Not set
major

Tracking

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VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 246078

People

(Reporter: don.feliciano+lists, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

Windows file associations for URL: are updated to use FireFox, but DDE settings
remain set to Internet Explorer.  Result is an error dialog stating that the
"application cannot be found", and a new FFox browser window.  This is a
regressive defect, as it works in FireFox 0.8 as expected.  Work-around is to
manually adjust DDE parameters for URL: file handlers.

Have reproduced on Windows 2003 and Windows XP.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Make IE your default browser
2.  Install FireFox 0.9+
3.  Make FireFox your default browser
4.  Start > Run > http://mozilla.org/

Actual Results:  
FireFox launched and opened http://mozilla.org/, but a Windows error dialog also
appeared stating that the requested appication could not be found.

Expected Results:  
Should not get error dialog

There is a manual work-around.  Change the DDE settings for all URL: file types

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 246078 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: Browser → Firefox
QA Contact: ian → bmo
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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