Disable the default browser dialog and add a 'set as default' option to in content UI

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INVALID
6 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: jimm, Unassigned)

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x86_64
Windows 8
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Description

6 years ago
On Windows 8 we no longer have the ability to set the browser as the default. The way in which users will set this involves the use of the default programs control panel. 

For UX review, what we would like to do is this:

1) disable the popup dialog, which is generally annoying to users.
2) update the default browser options button so that users can easily open the default programs control panel from the options panel. (bug 760679)
3) add a panel to about:home that displays when we are not the default browser, maybe only for a set period of time after initial install, that explains we are not the default and provides a button that opens the default programs control panel.

Or maybe some other set up. Generally though since we can't set the browser as the default anymore through a single option, and since we don't want to keep prompting people with an annoying dialog, some sort of recurring reminder should be displayed to the user. The about:home screen seemed like a good place to do this. (Potentially for all os, not just win8.)

Comment 1

6 years ago
Adding a couple more User people. Home Tab currently isn't sufficient since only about half of our users leave our default Home Tab. Maybe some Chrome? An infobar?
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Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to Asa Dotzler [:asa] from comment #1)
> Adding a couple more User people. Home Tab currently isn't sufficient since
> only about half of our users leave our default Home Tab. Maybe some Chrome?
> An infobar?

For fresh installs on a new Win8 device aren't we assured everyone will see about:home at least once?
Jim do you think we should keep the old dialog since we will popup the windows install time "defaults" dialog for select default browser?
I don't think this is needed anymore.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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