From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0) BuildID: 20010108 After installing Mozilla an my system, it became standard for all gifs, jpegs, pngs, etc. although I never told him to do so. Trying to remove this was rather hard: deinstalling Mozilla did not work, Mozilla.exe was still standard for all graphics. I had to tell each graphic format per hand to take Internet Explorer as standard again, and had to manually give each format the icon back that it had before I installed Mozilla (folder options). Downloading a browser should not have such devastating consequences, and should not take three hours to undo. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Install Mozilla on Win2000 2. 3.
Updating summary : your whole system was not ruined. :P If you install mozilla (which I assume you no longer want to do ;)), and open the preferences panel, then open the Advanced category, you will see a tab named "Windows Integration" that allows you assign/deassign image extensions to mozilla. Also you could just start Internet Explorer and ask him to steal back all the image extensions (I remember IE doing that very well and quickly, you don't need to ask him twice). And sorry if changing 4 or 5 image extensions took you 3 hours...
Summary: whole system was ruined → moz steals image extension when installing
would you believe me if i told you that ie does the very same thing, and *shocking* it's a browser. *sigh* recommend invalid, however i'm sending to UIDF
Assignee: asa → hangas
Component: Browser-General → User Interface: Design Feedback
QA Contact: doronr → mpt
Well Mozilla will only associate with any file extensions if you answer 'Yes' to the dialog "Do you want this application to be the default for all file types it can handle" (or something like that), so it's the users responsibility to click no here. HOWEVER: some people may assume by file types it means HTML, XML and other document types but NOT image types, therefore someone clicking Yes in the hope that Moz will open all their HTML documents may be a bit annoyed to find out their images no longer work in Photoshop. My suggestion is, the installer asks what file types you want associated with Mozilla but will select sensible defaults. Offer to associate images with mozilla by default if IE or NS4.x handles images at present but if something else handles images asume it's a graphics package and make it the default for Mozilla not to associate with images. Make the installer remember the original settings so that they can be restored on uninstallation, don't just assume the user was using IE, they have had the default set to Netscape 4.x, opera, etc instead.
if that's all, this is a dupe.
As far as I can tell, this isn't a dup.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 63870 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
How is this a dup of 63870? As far as I can see, that bug does not address the fact that Mozilla's uninstaller does not restore the original file associations.
the reporter never mentioned uninstallation. we only guessed it. I work under the premise that the reporter would have been happy enough to tell mozilla not to capture the file associations in the first place. However, we hedged our bets and wrote a coherent bug requesting that the installer and uninstaller work to backup file associations. If you care about the uninstaller support for restoring associations, please follow bug 64727.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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