the default character encoding list isn't populated when accessing the options page via the windows xp start menu




14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: spunkmeyer, Assigned: bugzilla)


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(2 attachments)



14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; fr-FR; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040910
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041026 Firefox/1.0RC1

Under Windows XP when Firefox is registered as the default browser you have the
ability to display the Options page directly from the start menu by right
clicking on the internet icon.
When you access the Options page this way you can't set the default character

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup Firefox as the default browser : the "Internet" start menu icon is now
"Mozilla Firefox"
2. Right click on this icon and select "Firefox Options"
3. The "Options" window pops : hit the "Languages..." button in the "Languages"

Actual Results:  
A tiny "Languages and Character Encoding" window pops with no item to choose in
the "Default Character Encoding:" list.

Expected Results:  
Display some character encodings to choose from.

Workaround : access the "Options" window by choosing "Tools / Options..." in the
Firefox menubar instead of using the start menu "<right-click> / Firefox
Options" shortcut.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Created attachment 163832 [details]
Access the options this way...

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 163833 [details]
...the Languages and Character Encoding window appears this way.

A tiny window (fortunately it can be resized) with no options to choose from in
the "Default Character Encoding:" list.

Comment 3

14 years ago
Tested today with Firefox 1.0 : same results.

Comment 4

14 years ago
confirmed on 1.0.3 as well.
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Comment 6

13 years ago
Tested today with :

Firefox version 1.0.7
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr-FR; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050919

I can't check if the bug is still there because when you right click on the
firefox icon on the start menu then select "Firefox Options" from the context
menu you don't access the options dialog anymore : it launches the whole browser.

Firefox version 1.5 Beta 1
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050908 Firefox/1.4

Works OK. The "Default Character Encoding:" list is not empty.

Comment 7

13 years ago
worksforme per comment 6
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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