thunderbird "insert image" location entry understands neither "~" nor "$HOME" nor path, only "file:///" URL

UNCONFIRMED
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Thunderbird
Message Compose Window
UNCONFIRMED
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: David Tonhofer, Unassigned)

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Description

3 years ago
Created attachment 8666379 [details]
Example.png

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0
Build ID: 20150827075926

Steps to reproduce:

This is a feature suggestion!

Want to attach image on disk using 

MENU:Insert > SUBMENU:Image

from the message compose window.

Enter image location with "~" prepended ... Nope, can't find it.

Enter image location with "$HOME" prepended ... Nope, can't find it

Enter image location "/home/user/" prepended ... Nope can't find it.

Amazingly, 

file:///home/user/the/image.jpg

DOES work. Look like only URLs are allowed in that text field? (Where are the civilian users who think like that?)








Actual results:

Didn't find image using expected ways of indicating image location


Expected results:

Should have found an image in the following cases:

* ~ user expansion
* environment variable used in path
* URL used

instead of only in the case

URL used
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