After a fresh install, launch the metro browser

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

P3
normal
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
5 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: jimm, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86_64
Windows 8.1

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: p=0)

(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
In our install we offer a check box for launching the browser on close. If checked we open the desktop version. Instead we should launch the metro version.

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 838081
Summary: After a fresh install, launch the metro browser → Change - After a fresh install, launch the metro browser
Whiteboard: [preview-triage] → [preview-triage] feature=change c=tbd u=tbd p=0
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Comment 1

5 years ago
Even better - detect if the device support touch input. If it does, launch metro, if it doesn't launch desktop.
No longer blocks: 838081
Summary: Change - After a fresh install, launch the metro browser → After a fresh install, launch the metro browser
Whiteboard: [preview-triage] feature=change c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [preview-triage]
if we're not default yet? just desktop or prompt for defaults?
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Comment 3

5 years ago
(In reply to Brian R. Bondy [:bbondy] from comment #2)
> if we're not default yet? just desktop or prompt for defaults?

Was thinking about that. We would have to put the default browser option back in the installer first.
I don't think those options would help. If you had such an option it would then prompt you for default in the installer again? Why not just prompt for default when they click start firefox if you want to do it that way.

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 838081
Summary: After a fresh install, launch the metro browser → Change - After a fresh install, launch the metro browser
Whiteboard: [preview-triage] → [preview-triage] feature=change c=tbd u=tbd p=0
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Comment 5

5 years ago
(In reply to Brian R. Bondy [:bbondy] from comment #4)
> I don't think those options would help. If you had such an option it would
> then prompt you for default in the installer again? Why not just prompt for
> default when they click start firefox if you want to do it that way.

Chrome prompts in their installer for the default, then triggers the win8 default dialog from within the installer. If the user selects chrome, the installer exits and launches metro chrome. It;s a much more seamless experience. I was hoping we could do something similar since requiring a desktop launch to set metro as the default seems rather cumbersome when you're on a tablet.
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Comment 6

5 years ago
not blocking, tb considered at a future date.
Whiteboard: [preview-triage] feature=change c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → feature=change c=tbd u=tbd p=0

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 861683
No longer blocks: 838081

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 861680

Updated

5 years ago
No longer blocks: 861683

Updated

5 years ago
Summary: Change - After a fresh install, launch the metro browser → After a fresh install, launch the metro browser
Whiteboard: feature=change c=tbd u=tbd p=0 → [feature] p=0

Updated

5 years ago
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [feature] p=0 → p=0
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Updated

4 years ago
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
Mass close of bugs in obsolete product https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1350354
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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