User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 (ax) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 (ax) I had this idea, but I found the comment listed above. As noted in the comment: Go here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=264889#c17 [snip] As for a Control Panel item you're meant to create a .cpl file, but it's also possible to create a CLSID for a Firefox Control Panel (which launches C:\\PROGRA~1\\MOZILL~1\\FIREFOX.EXE -chrome \"chrome://browser/content/pref/pref.xul\") and then add it to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace. [/snip] I did not want to talk about that specific part of the NameSpace feature, because it would detract focus, so I made it a new enhancement. My thoughts on it are: ---------------------- Entry in Control Panel: Firefox Options ---------------------- What it does: ---------------------- Basically a modded version of your usual Firefox options panel, with options for adding themes or extensions. You would be able to add many themes and extensions rather quickly as the browser isn't in memory persay. If it is, could we make this some sort of seperate application or something small that wouldn't need the entire browser to be in memoery? (I know how you guys are on overall filesizes). This would further expedite the Firefox "experience" and say to Microsoft: "See? We can put stuff in your Control Panel too!" ---Either:--- *The normal Internet Options icon would be hidden (replaced with "Firefox Options". A registry key could hide the original) -OR- It could totally replace the Internet Options dialog (including adding the Firefox icon. Basically the above idea, but renaming it to "Internet Options") -OR- The "Firefox Options" could just be added and not hide the normal Internet Options (I can't think of a time when, if you don't use IE, that you actually need this tool). This enhancemnt could be added in a future "Admin Install" of Firefox as I hear custom installers are in the works to roll out on networks. Home users could have the option too. ;-) Thanks for your time. Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce Steps to Reproduce:
Assignee: bugs → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → installer
extension, not FF
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Peter6, you closed this too quickly: he's asking for a *control panel* extension to be provided by Firefox, not for a Firefox extension. I'm not sure this makes sense, but I'd like to see what beltzner/mconnor think.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Installer → OS Integration
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: installer → os.integration
Summary: Control Panel extension for Firefox → Control Panel entry for Firefox (might be obsel. due to 1.5 mass install extensions/themes)
We already provide a context menu entry for "Firefox Options" on the Firefox shortcut that appears in the Start Menu when you set Firefox to be the default browser. I'm not sure if there's a lot of extra value to an entire Control Panel entry for us as well. Do we know if it's possible to override the "Internet Options" control panel entry?
Yes, I recently noticed this option. We wouldn't really override it per say...you can hide .cpl files that appear in the Control Panel via tweakUI, so it's just a registry key (I assume). We could hide the IE one and show the FF one, but we might just want to show both so MS won't get ****. Or, we could just screw this whole idea, unless of course, anyone thinks it's useful now. ;-) As you may have noticed, this bug was made pre-1.5 roadmap (afaik), so I didn't know how to go about a mass installation of extensions, but now, it should be easy with drag-and-drop into the firefox folder: i.e., write a batch file to run the ff install, and plop some extensions into the folder after it's installed. On the first run, everything is already installed (as far as extensions go). Sort of offtopic/rantish here. Sorry. Anyone know how to run the ff install silently?
the switch for silent install, for what its worth, is -ms We don't really need or want this, marking WONTFIX.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago → 13 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary2? → blocking-aviary2-
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Fine by me.
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