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[Fx67] Launcher Process (Windows Only)

  1. The about:support page will include a new Launcher Process entry in the Application Basics section on Windows, as of Firefox 67.

    The browser.launcherProcess.enabled preference is set to "false" in my fx67 (32-bit) install. It's set to "true" in my 64-bit fx68.

    Bug 1435780 [Meta] Firefox launcher process Bug 1552156 Windows Launcher pref'ed on for 67 RC VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 67 (quote) Aaron Klotz [:aklotz] Assignee Comment 9 • 2019-05-16 13:07 EDT Comment on attachment 9065475 [details] Bug 1552156: Always set launcher pref default value to false; r=mhowell! <snip> Open about:support. The launcher process state should be "forcibly disabled". Open about:config and look for the value for browser.launcherProcess.enabled. Its state should be false.


    Screenshots (on Windows 7):

    fx67aboutsupport

    Fx67aboutsupport

    fx68aboutsupport

    fx68aboutsupport

    More here (refers to Firefox 66 Nightly): https://techdows.com/2019/01/firefox-66-launcher-process-to-block-dll-injections-from-antivirus-and-third-party-software.html (quote) UPDATE: Aaron Klotz from Mozilla working on launcher process said in a reddit thread that they’re testing the process and planning to run it as an experiment in version 67.

    The about:support page will include a new Launcher Process entry in the '''Application Basics''' section on Windows, as of Firefox 67. The browser.launcherProcess.enabled preference is set to "false" in my fx67 (32-bit) install. It's set to "true" in my 64-bit fx68. [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1435780 Bug 1435780] [Meta] Firefox launcher process [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1552156 Bug 1552156] Windows Launcher pref'ed on for 67 RC VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 67 (quote) Aaron Klotz [:aklotz] Assignee Comment 9 • 2019-05-16 13:07 EDT Comment on attachment 9065475 [details] Bug 1552156: Always set launcher pref default value to false; r=mhowell! <snip> Open about:support. The launcher process state should be "forcibly disabled". Open about:config and look for the value for browser.launcherProcess.enabled. Its state should be false. ----- Screenshots (on Windows 7): fx67aboutsupport ;[[Image:Fx67aboutsupport]] fx68aboutsupport ;[[Image:fx68aboutsupport]] ----- More here (refers to Firefox 66 Nightly): https://techdows.com/2019/01/firefox-66-launcher-process-to-block-dll-injections-from-antivirus-and-third-party-software.html (quote) ''UPDATE: Aaron Klotz from Mozilla working on launcher process said in a reddit thread that they’re testing the process and planning to run it as an experiment in version 67.''

    Modified by AliceWyman on

  2. Related discussion: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/713579#post-76276 Firefox 68 for Desktop - Release Notes / Issues / Discussions

    philipp said

    <snip> some common issues reported by users in various support channels that i've noticed so far are: <snip>
    Related discussion: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/713579#post-76276 Firefox 68 for Desktop - Release Notes / Issues / Discussions ''philipp [[#post-76276|said]]'' <blockquote> <snip> some common issues reported by users in various support channels that i've noticed so far are: * '''drag and drop problems''' of content from firefox to the desktop on windows: this is fallout of an intentional security-related change ("[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1435780 launcher process]") that's shipping to release users in 68. we have this sumo article on file for this: [[Running Windows as Administrator with Launcher Process Enabled Causes Drag and Drop Errors - How to Fix]] - disabling the launcher process itself is not a recommended workaround <snip> </blockquote>
  3. Wen we add Launcher Process to this article for Windows, we can link to https://wiki.mozilla.org/Platform/Integration/InjectEject/Launcher_Process/

    Wen we add Launcher Process to this article for Windows, we can link to https://wiki.mozilla.org/Platform/Integration/InjectEject/Launcher_Process/
  4. I updated the article for fx67, fx68 with new images for win and this entry under Application Basics: {for fx67, win}

    {/for}

    I updated the article for fx67, fx68 with new images for win and this entry under Application Basics: {for fx67, win} *'''Launcher Process''': This shows the status of the security-related [https://wiki.mozilla.org/Platform/Integration/InjectEject/Launcher_Process/ Launcher Process] for Firefox on Windows (enabled by default in [[Find what version of Firefox you are using|Firefox version]] 68). For more information, see [[Running Windows as Administrator with Launcher Process Enabled Causes Drag and Drop Errors - How to Fix|this article]]. {/for}
  5. Related Bug 1517636 Add launcher process state to about:support

    Related [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1517636 Bug 1517636] Add launcher process state to about:support