Open Bug 556724 Opened 15 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Firefox should show thumbnail previews of SVG images in Windows Explorer

Categories

(Core :: Widget: Win32, enhancement)

x86
Windows 7
enhancement

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UNCONFIRMED

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(Reporter: josh.tumath+bugzilla, Unassigned)

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.2) Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2

It would be useful for users if SVG images are shown in thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer.

Reproducible: Always
Blocks: win7support
What does windows explorer have to do with Firefox?
Firefox isn't simply a web browser. It is also used for opening files like SVGs on a user's computer. It would be useful for that purpose.
This seems like something an extension or separate application should do. Shell extensions run in the context of Windows Explorer (and thus all the time) so I don't think most folks would appreciate running a copy of Firefox/Gecko so that they can just view thumbnails of SVG (which are not terribly popular anyways, and most who have them have an svg viewer like Illustrator/Inkscape).
Sorry. I wasn't sure where else the file it under.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Sorry. I wasn't sure where else the file it under.

Well I'm not sure there is a place - I don't think this is something that Mozilla would devote resources to. It would be interesting if we had a place for "Addon Ideas" but there isn't afaik.
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
This is tied to bug 455086 and arguably bug 160883 (depending on whether that's construed as a general bug or a SeaMonkey-specific one). It isn't strictly a blocker (or dependent) on either, but if one is fixed the other should be as well.

The taskbar preview code isn't part of shell integration so moving to widget where most of that code lives.

Component: Shell Integration → Widget: Win32
Product: Firefox → Core
Version: 3.6 Branch → unspecified
Severity: normal → S3
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