Setting Firefox 3 as default browser does not affect Yahoo Messenger (regression from Firefox 2)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: bigadaboubakr, Unassigned)

Tracking

({regression})

3.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
regression
Points:
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(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-09-15])

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008032620 Firefox/3.0b5

When I check fire fox as a default web browser it doesn`t work with yahoo massenger incomming mail "incomming mails open in Microsoft Internet Explorar "
not like Fire Fox V.2.0.0.13  .

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Updated

11 years ago
Keywords: regression
Summary: checking as default web browser → Setting Firefox 3 as default browser does not affect Yahoo Messenger (regression from Firefox 2)

Comment 1

10 years ago
A workaround is mentioned in Bug 237691, Comment 9.  Some additional test results are reported in Bug 237691, Comment 15.

Comment 2

10 years ago
From comment 15 in the other bug:

"A clean install of Windows XP Professional SP3 and clean install of FF3 (no
prior version of Firefox ever having been installed) did not update my registry
correctly when I selected it to be default. Forcing the default under 'Set
Program Access and Defaults' DID update the registry and resolved the Y!M
issue.

"A clean install of Windows XP Professional SP3 and clean install of
FF2.0.0.14 and Y!M launches Firefox without having to adjust 'Set Program
Access and Defaults' so it sure looks like a regression to me."

I know absolutely nothing about the Windows Registry, but hopefully someone involved in Firefox triage on Windows does. On the surface, this sure sounds like a legitimate bug to me.

Comment 3

10 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052903 Firefox/3.0

Using Yahoo messenger for mac v3.0 voice and video fine depending on bandwidth 
- Works For Me

Comment 4

10 years ago
Incoming mails open in Yahoo mail - check your PC settings.

Comment 5

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052903
> Firefox/3.0

As you can see from this bug's description and from comment 2, this bug is Windows-only.
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.x or later in safe mode? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing.
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-09-15]
Version: unspecified → 3.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.10 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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