User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 When I try to set my preferences, i.e.: not allowing pop-ups, etc., a window appears saying that this information will not be saved. The error message that appears in the window is: Failed to save the preferences file. Any preference changes will be lost at the end of this session. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to Edit -> Preferences 2. Attempt to change a preference. 3. Click OK 4. Error window with message "Failed to save the preferences file. Any preference changes will be lost at the end of this session." appears. 5. Close Mozilla 6. Reopen Mozilla, check preferences, see that they are not saved. Actual Results: The same scenario occurred. Expected Results: Mozilla should have saved the preferences as I have set them under Edit- >Preferences.
Browser, not Bugzilla. Just like the text next to the big red stop sign at the top of the page where you filed this said.
Assignee: myk → ben
Component: User Accounts → Preferences
Product: Bugzilla → Browser
QA Contact: matty → sairuh
Version: unspecified → 1.4 Branch
I am new to this... I don't believe this is a bug. It said that it could not save to the preferences file and then didn't. This was not reproducable by me, perhaps the user does not have permission to access the preferences file?
I've got the same problem. It happens under Windows XP, when the user is not an administrator. You cannot change your preferences, you cannot change your bookmarks. This even if when you create the account, you select a directory on which you have all the rights. Changing your account type to administrator solve the problem, but this is not acceptable.
related bug is Bug 205317
Unable to reproduce as user or administrator with Mozilla 1.7 beta on windows XP. See http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/xpfe/components/prefwindow/resources/content/nsPrefWindow.js#292 for the code that throws this allert.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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