Open Bug 1689808 Opened 9 months ago Updated 9 months ago

After creating new profile in Thunderbird's "About Profiles" page, "Launch profile" button changes to "Launch profile in new browser"

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, defect)

defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: earlgreypicard, Unassigned)

References

Details

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(2 files)

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Start Thunderbird.
  2. Open Help > Troubleshooting Information > about:profiles
  3. Create a new profile.

Actual Results:

The button that was "Launch profile" in step 2 will change to "Launch profile in new browser" in step 3.

Expected Results:

The labels of buttons with the same function should not change.

It seems that the button labels were inconsistent when fixing Bug 1579725.
The following two labels are used.

  • profiles-launch-profile = Launch profile in new browser
  • profiles-launch-profile-plain = Launch profile

Confirming - exactly as described.
Button label reverts to the Firefox variant after creating a new profile:

  • Before: Launch profile
  • After: Launch profile in new browser

Also, Thunderbird doesn't have history and bookmarks as mentioned in the information at the top (should adjust that string, too).

Blocks: 1579725
Severity: -- → S4
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Mail Window Front End
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: When creating a profile in Thunderbird's "About Profiles" page, "Launch profile" button changes to "launch profile in new browser" → After creating new profile in Thunderbird's "About Profiles" page, "Launch profile" button changes to "Launch profile in new browser"

This is because the profiles list is rebuilt after a new profile is created.
https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/rev/bd92b9b4a3c2ff022e830c1358968a84e6e69c95/toolkit/content/aboutProfiles.js#54

The original fix is of course a hack, but given it's not a super common use an appropriate weigh-off. Perhaps the hack should just be set to fire on a timer every 0.5s.

As there have been several instances with people losing profiles or mail accounts, this 'about:profiles' page has been used a fair amount in Support Forum.

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