Profiles.ini does not accept environment variable as path.

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Toolkit
Startup and Profile System
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
12 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Phil Anderson, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060508 Firefox/1.5.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060508 Firefox/1.5.0.4

The PROFILES.INI file does not accept environment variables as the profile path.

Setting the path as "X:\%USERNAME%\Firefox" caused Firefox to fail at startup.

Setting the path without using an environment variable, such as "X:\MY PROFILE\Firefox", worked without issue.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create your profile.
2. Move the profile to new location.
3. Update PROFILES.INI file with new path using an environment variable.

Actual Results:  
Dialog box appers with "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system."


Expected Results:  
Expected the environment variable to be parsed by file.

Would prefer if FireFox actually provided an Option for location of Bookmarks so that I could keep them under the My Documents folder, rather than in the Application Data.
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Updated

10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Updated

10 years ago
Severity: minor → enhancement
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