Migration tool sets proxy to "None" when migrating from IE, instead of "Use System Proxy Settings"

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

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Firefox
Migration
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: briansmith, Unassigned)

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Trunk
x86_64
Windows 7
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Details

"Use System Proxy Settings" is almost always the correct proxy setting for Firefox. (In fact, this is the only proxy configuration that IE and Chrome support.) But, when we migrate from IE, we switch from "Use System Proxy Settings" to "No proxy" if the system isn't configured to use a proxy.

Instead, when the migration tool is migrating browser options, it should always reset the proxy items to "Use System Proxy Settings." This way, any kind of auto-configuration that is done (e.g. using connection management tools like Lenovo's ThinkVantage Access Connections) will work for Firefox automatically.
I've made this change already on the latest patch on bug 710895. See bug 710895 comment 11 for details.

The difference is that I removed all the code that imports network preferences. Since "Use system proxy settings" is the default it doesn't try to set it. Do you think we should go even further and actively reset it to "use the system settings" if it had been changed?
Depends on: 710895
we don't import anymore these settings.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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