Missing plugin window shows multiple icons

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

defect
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: marcia, Unassigned)

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x86
macOS

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Seen using Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9b2pre) Gecko/2007121008 Minefield/3.0b2pre. Seen on Win Vista as well.

STR:
1. Without RP plugin installed, go to a page that has RP content such as http://www.topgear.com/content/videos/category/challenges/1.html.
2. Observe the content pane, where multiple missing plugin icons are shown.
There are actually three embed tags looking for realplayer on that page - not sure if this is really a bug.
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Bug 836415 has now removed the Plugin Finder Service (PFS) from Firefox. As a result, I'm closing all the remaining PFS bugs.

If you're getting this bugmail for an ancient PFS bug, the basic summary of the world today is:

* NPAPI plugins are a dying technology
* PFS was already restricted to assisting with only the 4 most common plugins
* Sites commonly provide their own UI for install a required plugin
* Mozilla is generally focusing on  improving the web platform so that proprietary plugins are not required.

(Note that "plugins" are a completely separate from "browser extensions", such at those found on addons.mozilla.org. The latter are not going anywhere, and are not impacted by the removal of PFS.)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Toolkit → Toolkit Graveyard
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