[Windows XP] "Set as desktop background" gone missing in context-menu

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
Untriaged
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Michael Schwendt, Unassigned)

Tracking

9 Branch
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1
Build ID: 20111223083612

Steps to reproduce:

A Windows XP SP3 notebook user noticed that some time after having applied Firefox updates regularly up to version 9.0.1, images on web pages could no longer be "Set as desktop background", because that option has gone missing in the context-menu.

A much older version of Firefox, 4.0.1, still offers this option, if it gets installed on the same machine to replace 9.0.1.

A similar option is still available for other programs, not limited to Internet Explorer, Irfan View, Windows Explorer, and the desktop settings dialog. What are the specific requirements for this feature to be available in Firefox 9.0.1?
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Updated

6 years ago
OS: Linux → Windows XP
Hardware: x86_64 → x86
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Comment 1

6 years ago
The feature is missing in Firefox for all users, including administrator accounts. Hence it must be some global thing that leads to this.

The Firefox Help page at
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/909880?s=desktop+background&r=3&e=sph&as=s
is misleading. Clearly, the feature has not been removed in Firefox 4, as it works in 4.0.1, but it is not known yet when it stopped working.
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Comment 2

6 years ago
Feature available again in Firefox 10 Beta6.
Summary: "Set as desktop background" gone missing in context-menu → [Windows XP] "Set as desktop background" gone missing in context-menu
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Comment 3

6 years ago
10.0 has been released meanwhile.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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