Investigate what triggers the Windows 8 'display web pages' application popup

RESOLVED FIXED

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED FIXED
5 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: jimm, Assigned: bbondy)

Tracking

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x86_64
Windows 8
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Description

5 years ago
Windows 8 brings up a popup on the first install of an "application that displays web pages" and offers the user the chance to set it as the default. We should dig into this UI and try to understand what triggers it, and whether we can retrigger it under certain circumstances.
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Comment 1

5 years ago
Created attachment 629390 [details]
Screenshot of default browser selection window
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Comment 2

5 years ago
Gideon mentioned that this should work with the SHOpenWithDialog API. I confirmed just now that it works on Windows 8 with the following code: 

OPENASINFO info;
info.pcszFile = L"http";
info.pcszClass = NULL;
info.oaifInFlags = OAIF_FORCE_REGISTRATION |  OAIF_URL_PROTOCOL | OAIF_REGISTER_EXT;
HRESULT hr = SHOpenWithDialog(NULL, &info);
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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Updated

5 years ago
Assignee: nobody → netzen
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