Closed Bug 1401946 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago
Show profile path in about:support
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0 Build ID: 20170914024831 Steps to reproduce: Go to about:support. Look for profile directory. Actual results: Instead of showing profile directory, a button to maybe open the profile is shown. Expected results: Show the path to the profile directory, perhaps in addition to the button.
You can get this information in about:profiles
(In reply to Pascal Chevrel:pascalc from comment #2) > You can get this information in about:profiles Not really, that only shows profiles under ~/.mozilla/firefox/. Start the browser with |mach run| or pass -profile manually and you'll end up running a profile that will not show up in about:profiles.
Hi mossop, can you review or flag the right person?
Attachment #8910737 - Flags: review?(dtownsend)
3 years ago
Assignee: nobody → mozilla
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Component: Untriaged → General
Ever confirmed: true
Comment on attachment 8910737 [details] [diff] [review] aboutsupport-show-profile-path.patch Review of attachment 8910737 [details] [diff] [review]: ----------------------------------------------------------------- I think to keep this looking consistent we should instead turn the button into something that looks like a link showing the profile folder path that when clicked attempts to open it.
Attachment #8910737 - Flags: review?(dtownsend) → review-
> I think to keep this looking consistent we should instead turn the button > into something that looks like a link showing the profile folder path that > when clicked attempts to open it. As another consistency consideration, I would expect things that look like links not to try open some external program. So I would make it a file:// url (the user.js link is also file://). This could also be useful on systems where no external program is configured to open directories. However, this might break workflows, as firefox doesn't really enable file management from within. What do you think? I'll note that changing the button into a link will invalidate some documentation, e.g.: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-troubleshooting-information-page-fix-firefox#w_application-basics https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile Is that okay?
Sorry for the delay, I've been mulling this over and flip-flopping between which is the right course of action. I think in retrospect I was wrong to request this be made a link because as you say that implies certain things to the user and I don't think we want to switch to only opening the profile folder in the browser. So let's keep this as a button.
Pushed by firstname.lastname@example.org: https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/b5da04ce9e43 Show profile path next to the open button. r=Mossop
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