Fennec clears OS level preferences/defaults upon update

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Fennec Graveyard
General
RESOLVED WONTFIX
7 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Paul [pwd], Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
ARM
Android

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Description

7 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:6.0a1) Gecko/20110522 Firefox/6.0a1
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If you update Firefox on desktop and it's the default browser, it will be the default browser once you'd updated. If you do the same on mobile, you're forced to manually set the preference again.

Reproducible: Always
(Reporter)

Updated

7 years ago
OS: Other → Android
Hardware: Other → ARM
Fennec does not do this deliberately; I think Android clears the default handler preference whenever one of the handlers is installed/removed/updated.
yup, android does this if you update or install any application that handles the content type. For instance, I just installed Firefox Beta and it cleared my preference to use Firefox as my default browser.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 3

7 years ago
Is there no way for Firefox to take responsibility and fix this issue?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Is there no way for Firefox to take responsibility and fix this issue?

none that I'm aware of. Glad to review any patch that gets submitted though.
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