Registry problems in Thunderbird

My Mozilla extensions Launchy uses the Windows registry to automatically detect applications. Some of the most difficult applications to detect are the Mozilla applications. Why? Because of the inconsistency in the use of the registry.

I just installed Mozilla Firefox 0.9 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.7 on a fresh Windows and here is a screenshot of the Windows registry after:

Mozilla Thunderbird registry inconsistency

The problem is that Mozilla Thunderbird writes some of it's registry entries under "" and some under "Mozilla", while Mozilla Firefox writes all of it's registry entries under "Mozilla". I think Mozilla Firefox used to write under "" but that seems to have changed.

I've filed a bug to get this fixed. Basically this will cause problems for Launchy since it only looks one place for the applications either "Mozilla" or "".

June 18, 2004 11:29 AM | Posted in Mozilla


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Site icon Comment by localhost at June 18, 2004 12:30 PM | Permalink

I m making a registry cleaner software using VC++,and I want to know that how can i get invalid entries or keys from registry..
Suppose I traverse whole registry but there must be some way for tracking these invalid key which must be removed.

If anybody can help me or give me any link for these..????

Comment by Ank at November 22, 2006 02:48 PM | Permalink

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