Songbird registry key error

There is an issue with some of the windows registry keys saved by songbird. The value of one of the keys is actually saved as separate key while leaving the original key “orphaned”. The impact is limited. It keeps one from starting the media player by typing “songbird” in the run-box (start > run). It works correctly after manually editing the keys.

This is what songbird stores in the registry:

Key Name:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App
Paths\Songbird.exe
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 4/18/2008 - 7:13 PM

Value 0
Name: Path
Type: REG_SZ
Data: C:\Program Files\Songbird

Value 1
Name: <NO NAME>
Type: REG_SZ
Data:

Value 2
Name: C:\Program Files\Songbird\Songbird.exe
Type: REG_SZ
Data:

From my point of view the correct keys should be these:

Key Name:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App
Paths\Songbird.exe
Class Name: <NO CLASS>
Last Write Time: 4/18/2008 - 6:58 PM

Value 0
Name: Path
Type: REG_SZ
Data: C:\Program Files\Songbird

Value 1
Name: <NO NAME>
Type: REG_SZ
Data: C:\Program Files\Songbird\Songbird.exe

I filed a bug report at the songbirdnest.com

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2 comments on “Songbird registry key error
  1. Daniel Raffel says:

    Thanks again for reporting the bug. Just wanted to let you know it’s fixed! You can check it out in our latest nightly. We posted a big update today which includes the fix:

    http://blog.songbirdnest.com/2008/05/09/new-06pre-blessed-nightly-the-laser-edition/

    It’ll also ship in the 0.6 final release which lands in early June.

  2. k0v3 says:

    Thanks Daniel! I’ll look into it early June then…

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