Reproducable: always Steps to reproduce: 1. Make sure Mozilla or Firefox are not installed 2. Install Mozilla and make it the default (this registers it with certain file types and it is now the default browser/mail) 3. Install Firefox and DON'T make it default 4. Unistall Firefox Results: Mozilla is no longer associated with files and it is no longer the default browser. The Internet link is also reverted back to Internet Explorer on Windows Start Manu. Expected results: Mozilla should remain associated with files and it should remain the default browser. Internet icon in Start Menu should still be pointing to Mozilla and Mozilla Mail.
could you please try with a newer version from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-0.9 ? There was a recent (related) fix.
Same thing happens to Netscape 7.1/7.2. Last time I uninstalled FF (FF 0.9.3), it also made Netscape 7.2 non-default mail app. Also, FF uninstaller shuts down Netscape and Netscape Quick Lunch. LXR shows 26 instances of netscp.exe in the Aviary branch.
Confirmed with 1.0PR uninstaller.
Severity: normal → major
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Not a "blocker"
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0+ → blocking-aviary1.0-
(In reply to comment #2) > Same thing happens to Netscape 7.1/7.2. Last time I uninstalled FF (FF > 0.9.3), it also made Netscape 7.2 non-default mail app. I just encountered this same issue with the 1.0PR uninstaller on Win 98 (after Software Update to Firefox RC1 failed). This was particularly frustrating because just last weekend I had painstakingly gone through the file associations by hand to make Netscape load a specific profile by default (by adding the "-P" option; I'm told that's the only way). I find it really bizarre that Firefox is changing file associations that it's never even had. > Also, FF uninstaller shuts down Netscape and Netscape Quick Launch. I saw this, too. Together with the file type mis-association, I was momentarily terrified that I had just uninstalled or broken my wife's primary browser.
Assignee: bugs → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → installer
I believe this is wfm with the new installer that landed - bug 326580. Reporter, could you please confirm with a latest 1.8.1 branch nightly? Thanks. ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla1.8
I'm afraid I will not be able to test this since I moved all my computers to Linux and don't use Windows anymore. So someone else will have to check this out.
Well, I know we don't try to reset the default browser on uninstall anymore. resolving -> wfm
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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