Closed Bug 79539 Opened 24 years ago Closed 23 years ago

Add "always ask me" checkbox to new helper app dialog


(SeaMonkey :: UI Design, defect, P2)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: law, Assigned: law)



(Keywords: helpwanted, Whiteboard: no eta)

Bug 52454 replaced the helper app dialog and now makes it so you can choose not
to see the dialog before downloading/opening a file.  However, the only way to
do that is to first choose the "Set Default..." button and then uncheck the
"always ask" checkbox on the second dialog.

We need to put the same checkbox on the helper app dialog itself, as spec'd.

Implementation notes: The hurdle is actually in the helper app prefs dialogs. 
They currently do not support the useSystemDefault option defined under
nsIMIMEInfo.  As a result, it is not possible to store the "always ask me"
setting in cases where we do not have a helper app entry for the mime type.
Nominating.  This is a loose end from bug 52454.
Keywords: nsbeta1
Blocks: 78106
Keywords: nsbeta1nsbeta1+
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.2
making this a P2. 
Priority: -- → P2
This is up in the air pending resolution of other issues.
Whiteboard: no eta
There's a relatively easy workaround and this one looks kind of hard.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.2 → mozilla0.9.3
nav triage team:

marking nsBranch
Keywords: nsBranch
nav triage team:

Pushing out to mozilla1.0. mscott is doing the preliminary work on the new
helper app dialog, so he said that he would file corresponding bug for getting
"always ask me" checkbox not working
Keywords: nsBranch
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.3 → mozilla1.0
bug for redesign of helper app dialog is bug 86640.

i'm confused --why do we need another bug filed?
umm isn't this fixed in bug 88066?
yes I fixed this w/ 88066. Marking fixed.
Closed: 23 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
yep, this checkbox is present [and selected by default] in the helper app dialog
in both trunk and branch builds.

vrfy fixed (see my long comments in bug 88066 if you need details :).
Hardware: PC → All
Note that the "always ask me" in the new dialog seems to be on not only by
default, but *always*. I repoened bug 48948 that is tracking this issie, see
that bug for more information.
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite
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