Choose Profile Folder does not display directories starting with dot eg .mozilla

REOPENED
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Core
Widget: Gtk
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enhancement
REOPENED
12 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Henry Grebler, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Linux
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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20051006 Firefox/1.4.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20051006 Firefox/1.4.1

/opt/firefox_1.5/firefox -ProfileManager
"Firefox - Choose User Profile"
Create Profile
"Create Profile Wizard"
Next
Choose Folder
"Choose Profile Folder"
double-click Filesystem

Now navigate to, say /home/henryg - none of the directories that start with a dot (period) is visible. That means most directories are not visible. In particular, .mozilla is not displayed! So, although I'm being offered 
/home/henryg/.mozilla/firefox/iu7jhc9v.Firefox1.5Beta2 as the directory in 
which my settings, prefrences etc will be stored, I can't navigate there.







Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /opt/firefox_1.5/firefox -ProfileManager
2. "Firefox - Choose User Profile"
3. Create Profile
4. "Create Profile Wizard"
5. Next
6. Choose Folder
7. "Choose Profile Folder"
8. double-click Filesystem
9. Now navigate to, say /home/henryg




Actual Results:  
Directories which do not begin in a dot are displayed. Those which begin with a dot are not - and they are the most important.

Expected Results:  
It should display ALL directories.

Comment 1

12 years ago
caillon, is there a flag we can pass to the GTK filepicker which will show hidden files?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I've seen mention of using set_show_hidden(show_hidden).
Component: Startup and Profile System → Widget: Gtk
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: startup → gtk
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 3

12 years ago
You can choose hidden files by right clicking in the file picker and choose "Show hidden files". Would be good if it was automatic though.
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Comment 4

12 years ago
Thank you for the suggestions. I revisited the problematic window and discovered
that there is indeed an option I can click to "Show hidden files and directories".
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
re-opening to cover the enhancement request that this be done automatically.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
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