rebranding from deer park to firefox causes default program error

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
13 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: orbplus2000, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking1.8b4 -

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050906 Firefox/1.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050906 Firefox/1.4

When I installed the rebranded firefox after using deer park as my default
browser, windows was still trying to use deer park as the default browser even
though it did not exist.  The only way to clear it was to set IE as the default
browser and then restart firefox and tell it to make it the default browser.

Reproducible: Always

Updated

13 years ago
Flags: blocking1.8b4?

Comment 1

13 years ago
Asa is trying to figure out how to repro this.

Comment 2

13 years ago
I've tried to reproduce this several times and cannot. The first time I
installed Seer Park Alpha 2, made it the default, then installed the latest
branch 1.5 b1 candidate and when it launched I OK'd making it the default and
all worked. The second time I tried to reproduce I installed 1.0.6, then
installed Deer Park Alpha 2 on top of my Firefox 1.0.6 then installed the latest
branch 1.5 b1 candidate on top of that and still my browser default with windows
was Firefox and everything worked. 

Reporter, can you please describe exactly what your install process looked like
so I can try to reproduce? Did you perform installs to custom directories or
perform any uninstalls?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

13 years ago
I had installed a recent deer park alpha nightly.  I had downloaded the renamed
nightly build.  Before changing my default browser, I deleted Deer Park by using
the add/remove programs control panel.  At this point, I noticed my Internet
application on the Start menu was a deer park alpha icon with no name.  When I
clicked on it, I would be presented with Firefox's preferences.  I then changed
the default to IE to reset it and then it let me use Firefox as default.  I
think that the rebranding fooled windows, and could potentially confuse someone.
IMO, this shouldn't block, its an issue only affecting people upgrading from
alpha/testing builds, there's a similar weirdness for Mac, but we're not fixing
that either.

Updated

13 years ago
Flags: blocking1.8b4? → blocking1.8b4-

Comment 5

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> I had installed a recent deer park alpha nightly.  I had downloaded the renamed
> nightly build.  Before changing my default browser, I deleted Deer Park by using
> the add/remove programs control panel.  At this point, I noticed my Internet
> application on the Start menu was a deer park alpha icon with no name.  When I
> clicked on it, I would be presented with Firefox's preferences.  I then changed
> the default to IE to reset it and then it let me use Firefox as default.  I
> think that the rebranding fooled windows, and could potentially confuse someone.

Sounds like this one: Bugzilla Bug 307512 Updater doesn't remove the "Deer Park"
on WinXP add/remove programs and replace with Firefox beta
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
http://www.mozilla.com
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.3 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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