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Post Posted December 9th, 2012, 10:00 pm

I wiped the profiles, but still no change. I'll give it one more shot.
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2012, 8:52 am

Builds don't seem to be signed anymore. So now when I try to install, I get a popup that says something about the publisher not being known. When I try to do an update the next day, it now always fails. And I still haven't been able to get it to open in Metro/Modern UI.

Also, now when I set Nightly as the default, the tile doesn't update to show the larger white Firefox icon, but the IE icon does drop to the smaller IE icon (so I know default has been set, but it doesn't seem to register anymore).

Needless to say, frustrated. Anyone know if there's an open bug about failure to register as default?
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2012, 10:43 am

Don't know about an open bug, but I have the same problem updating.

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Post Posted December 23rd, 2012, 1:48 pm

Why don't we just put It up on the windows 8 store?
Will it cost too much?

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Post Posted December 23rd, 2012, 2:21 pm

bxk21 wrote:Why don't we just put It up on the windows 8 store?
Will it cost too much?

There is no Firefox release that supports Metro yet and the work in progress builds that supports Metro is not really meant for regular users also.
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Post Posted December 23rd, 2012, 4:10 pm

Not sure that Firefox can be placed on the Windows Store since its a hybrid app and a browser. It won't run on Windows RT. Not to mention, the Windows Store App Agreement and fees could be applicable.
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Post Posted December 23rd, 2012, 6:43 pm

Nice, that answers that question.
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Post Posted January 1st, 2013, 5:06 pm

Any closer to an actual beta build at all? The "elm" nightlies are very hit and miss ... mostly miss!
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Post Posted February 2nd, 2013, 12:19 pm

I'll take the deafening silence as a "no" then, and assume development is either stalled or abandoned.
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Post Posted February 3rd, 2013, 3:45 pm

Probably. Its been quiet on the Metro front.
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Post Posted February 3rd, 2013, 4:09 pm

It's not abandoned, Elm is still doing stuff.

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Post Posted February 4th, 2013, 4:36 pm

KWierso wrote:It's not abandoned, Elm is still doing stuff.


In that case, might I refer you to my previous question . . .

Any closer to an actual beta build at all? The "elm" nightlies are very hit and miss ... mostly miss!

There's been no news for months, and these Elm nightlies still only launch in normal desktop mode.
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Post Posted February 4th, 2013, 4:41 pm

Dunno, you could hop on #windev on irc.mozilla.org and ask the actual people working on stuff that are in there.

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Post Posted February 4th, 2013, 4:44 pm

DJGM wrote:and these Elm nightlies still only launch in normal desktop mode.

Due to you using Win32 and not Win64.

Though you can try the -metrodesktop switch like for example.
"C:\Program Files\Nightly\firefox.exe" -metrodesktop
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