Inconsistent defaults between Firefox and Thunderbird installers

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

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Firefox
Installer
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minor
RESOLVED WONTFIX
13 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: tonymec, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.5.0.x Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051221 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051221 Firefox/1.5

Default settings (in "Custom" mode) are inconsistent between Firefox and Thunderbird installers; see below

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
A1. Download and install http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla1.8/firefox-1.5.en-US.win32.installer.exe
A2. Accept the license agreement and select "Custom" install
A3. Notice that the installer has the checkbox for "Quality Assurance Program" unchecked and that for [make shortcut] "On my desktop" checked.

B1. Download and install http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/nightly/latest-mozilla1.8/thunderbird-1.5.en-US.win32.installer.exe
B2. Accept the license agreement and select "Custom" install
B3. Notice that Quality Assurance Program is _checked_ and On My Desktop is _unchecked_
Actual Results:  
See above

Expected Results:  
I would expect defaults to be consistent between corresponding builds of Firefox and Thunderbird (e.g., install Talkback by default; install or don't install desktop shortcuts but do it the same way in both cases).

Additional information:
I'm currently using the following builds:
"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051221 Firefox/1.5" - Build ID:2005122104
"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051221 Thunderbird/1.5" - Build ID: 2005122107
Version: unspecified → 1.5 Branch

Comment 1

13 years ago
The talkback setting is random: we default to install talkback in 20% of Firefox installs (to prevert server overload) but 100% of Thunderbird installs. The default preference for "on my desktop" is determined by the respective product lead.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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