Add option to Pin to taskbar during installation on Windows 7

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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Firefox
Installer
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
7 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: rstrong, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Future
x86
Windows 7
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking2.0 -)

Details

Spinoff of bug 621873.

By default I don't think we should just add ourselves.
Depends on: 621873

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 544672
No longer blocks: 544672

Comment 1

7 years ago
Is this strictly post-fx-4 as per bug 621873 comment 5?
blocking2.0: --- → ?
Yes, there are string changes required. I have already created mockups for UX for this and other work on the installer for Firefox next which is planned to have a very short release cycle.
We're past string final-last-call-all-done-finito string freeze -> blocking-.
blocking2.0: ? → -

Comment 4

7 years ago
It's my taskbar. Don't touch it, please. Especially not without asking.

Comment 5

7 years ago
I have to concur with Roman above. Please read (and appreciate) the following blog entry about this by well-respected Microsoft veteran Raymond Chen:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2006/11/01/922449.aspx

Furthermore, please note that the API documentation about the ITaskbarList3 interface explicitly states that “Applications cannot programmatically pin themselves to the taskbar. That functionality is reserved strictly for the user.”

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd391692%28VS.85%29.aspx

By all means you can provide instructions to the user on how to pin the icon. The decision of whether to do this or not must still be up to the user however.
As the person that filed this bug to provide the user with an option to pin to the taskbar and will likely end up having to do this work I also concur. ;)

No more advocacy comments please.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html
Added to the stub installer. Resolving wfm
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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