Closed Bug 760729 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

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

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect)

x86_64
Windows 8
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: jimm, Assigned: bbondy)

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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.
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
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Assignee: nobody → netzen
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