[Mac] Should default to installing in `Applications' folder

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

SeaMonkey
Installer
P3
normal
VERIFIED WONTFIX
19 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: Matthew Paul Thomas, Assigned: Samir Gehani)

Tracking

Trunk
PowerPC
Mac System 8.6

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

19 years ago
Build: 2000021608

To reproduce:
* Start the Installer, and progress to the installation location page.
* Observe the default location chosen by the Installer.

What you should see:
* `in folder "Applications" on disk "Macintosh HD"', or similar (unless an
  existing Mozilla installation is detected)

What you actually see:
* `on disk "Macintosh HD"', or similar (unless an existing Mozilla installation
  is detected)

It's good manners to install a program in the Applications folder (or its 
equivalent for a given MacOS locale), rather than the root directory of the hard 
disk.

Comment 1

19 years ago
Reassigning to Samir.
Assignee: ssu → sgehani
(Assignee)

Comment 2

19 years ago
Chatted with Mac heads and we have decided to stick with defaulting the install 
location to the root of the boot volume:
1> This was a feature request from the Mac heads.
2> We will have higher visibility (apparently not all Mac users are aware of the 
new OS 8.5 Applicatiosn folder).  Further, we want to make it as simple as 
possible for users to find the Mozilla Folder.
3> Primarily Apple software is installed in the Applications folder.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 3

19 years ago
.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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