Closed Bug 1233431 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago
about:profiles: active profile can be removed but not the default profile
From bug 1179129: (In reply to Andrea Marchesini (:baku) from comment #2) > (In reply to Olli Pettay [:smaug] from comment #1) > > Does the patch ensure that currently used profiles can't be removed? > > Yes. You cannot remove the active profile. You cannot remove the *default profile* but you *can* remove the active profile if you don't use the default profile.
1. I'd like to recommend, "Each profile is a collection of folders and files that ..." I find "a separate world" off the point and overly dramatic. Also, I'd say using the word "separate" twice in a single sentence is questionable in regard to English style. > Yes. You cannot remove the active profile. 2. I guess it depends on how you define "active". As I once - to my horror - discovered, when Fx is closed, (using Windows Explorer) you can delete *any* profile. If you really want to help newbies, somehow program a hook into the OS that says "WARNING: you are about to delete your Firefox profile. Any customizations you've made to the program will be gone with the wind" (or something like that).
> You cannot remove the *default profile* but you *can* remove the active > profile if you don't use the default profile. I cannot see this. about:profiles adds the 'remove' button if the profile is not the 'current' one. https://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/content/aboutProfiles.js#194 Can you check again? Maybe this issue is already fixed by another patch.
Sorry for the delay. I can no longer reproduce, probably fixed by bug 1233079.
I confirm this is no longer reproducible with latest 46.0a1 (from 2016-01-10), under Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04 64. Marking accordingly.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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