Firefox should check for updates even if you are running under a non admin account

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 318855

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defect
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 318855
14 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: sachin.nigam, Unassigned)

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(Not tracked)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1

I generally run Fx under a non-admin account and the "Check for Updates" menu option is disabled in that case, I think Fx should always check for updates irrespective of under which a/c user is running Fx so that people don't miss out on important security updates. Ideally if the user is running under a non-admin a/c, Fx should show a dialog box to the user telling him about the available update and reminding him that he needs to have administrative privileges to install the update instead of not showing him the available updates at all.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login in as a non-admin user
2.Help-->Check for Updates menu option is disabled.


Actual Results:  
See above

Expected Results:  
Updates should always be checked for irrespective of user privileges.

Updated

14 years ago
Severity: critical → normal
Reporter

Comment 1

14 years ago
I marked this bug as critical cause I felt it defeats the entire purpose of automatic updates if Fx doesn't even notify you when a critical update is available or allow you to check manually for non-admin users given that most users would rather be (or rather should be) running fx (by fx i mean the entire OS session) under a non admin a/c unless required. Also most of the apps that I am running give me the notification nevertheless like iTunes, MSN Messenger, Picasa etc.

just my 2 cents...
S

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 318855 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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