Don't change registry if "No" to "Make TB your default?"

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Thunderbird
General
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: Mike Cowperthwaite, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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Description

14 years ago
I'm switching back and forth between TB 0.8 (for my actual use) and TB 0.8+ 
nightlies (to test bugs).  Every time I start one of these versions after 
starting the other, I get prompted whether I want TB to be my default mail 
program.
Ideally, it wouldn't even ask -- but that would break the behavior for people 
with more normal setups.
However, if I say NO, then TB should just leave the registry alone.  Not only 
does it *reset* the default mail program registry in that case (copying back 
whatever junk was written into the Mozilla 'Desktop' registry backup), but it 
seems to ding the browser settings as well -- after this has happend, when I 
start Mozilla, it prompts me to make it the default browser.

This behavior probably occurs in Firefox, too; I know it occurs in MailNews (for 
the default mail client only, in that case; it doesn't touch the browser 
setting).

xref bug 255225 comment 8.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Install two different versions of TB in two different directories.
2) Start one; when prompted to make it the default: Yes.
3) Exit the first; start the other.  When prompted to make it the default: No.
4) Exit the second, restart the first.

Actual result:
Prompted *again*

Expected result:
STOP ASKING ME ALREADY!

Possibly related to bug 266168.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
I've just seen the correct behavor when starting TB 0.9+1112 while TB 0.9 is the 
default, so  =>WFM
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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