Choose Install Location's "Browse for Folder" should pre-open folders in the path to Destination Folder



10 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: info, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2a1pre) Gecko/20090401 Minefield/3.6a1pre
Build Identifier: Thunderbird 3 beta 2

When I click [Browse...] in the Choose Install Location, it's a) to click on a nearby folder, or b) to check that most of the path I typed for Destination Folder exists (no typos).  So it would be a nice enhancement if the Browse for Folder pre-opened directories in the Destination Folder path.  Currently it only does this if the Destination Folder exists.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 on Windows
2.  In the step "Choose Install Location", either immediately click [Browse...] or in Destination Folder enter a path to an existing directory with "Thunderbird 3" on the end and click [Browse...].
Actual Results:  
The installer suggests C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird 3 beta 2.  When I click [Browse...] I get a generic network view at Desktop.  I have to navigate to My Computer > C: > Program Files or the path I entered to see if this folder already exists or to select another one.

Expected Results:  
Would be nice if the existing folders in the path in Destination Folder were opened.  Note I don't want the [Browse For Folders] tree view to scroll down to this or to select it; just show as much of the path as exists.

Maybe this bug belongs in Core component "Installer: XPInstall Engine", but the green help text for that mentions "SeaMonkey installers"
It sound as an enhancement not a bug.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Version: unspecified → 3.0
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