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Selecting Application Basics/Open Directory opens a Shotwell photo gallery and the Profiles directory - any suggestions?

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Name: Firefox Version: 44.0.1 Build ID: 20160209163643 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:44.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/44.0 Multiprocess Windows: 0/1 (default: false) Safe Mode: false

Firefox seems to be running ok and I don't normally use the save passwords option, but I tried to check for one in Profiles. to do this I used Menu - ? - Troubleshooting info - Application Basics - Open Directory but this opened a Shotwell photo viewer thumbnail gallery How can I fix this?

The only experimental thing I have is Sandbox

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Hi curetta, I am not too sure I am understanding properly what you are trying to do but I will attempt to give a suitable answer.

I am not in Ubuntu at present. In Ubuntu Firefox does normally open the profile as expected from that page. It should be easy enough to open it manually instead by using the Nautilus filemanger. It is also worth trying first of all from Firefox when running in its safemode:

If you are trying to save passwords or to use a master password there is no need to open the profile folder up.

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Hi curetta, I am not too sure I am understanding properly what you are trying to do but I will attempt to give a suitable answer.

I am not in Ubuntu at present. In Ubuntu Firefox does normally open the profile as expected from that page. It should be easy enough to open it manually instead by using the Nautilus filemanger. It is also worth trying first of all from Firefox when running in its safemode:

If you are trying to save passwords or to use a master password there is no need to open the profile folder up.

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Thank-you - Now I know it is a known problem with Ubuntu and not an important issue. I apologize for not seeing the specific info for Ubuntu in the Profiles article prior to contacting you - but I had spent a lot of time looking........... Maybe I should have entered Ubuntu and Profiles in the search. I have located the Profile files OK

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Thanks for posting back.

Glad you are now able to open your Firefox Profile.

I do not know why your Ubuntu opens Shotwell instead of your profile. However if the issue goes way in safe mode it is probably one of your Firefox extensions that is interfering.

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Have not solved Shotwell opening - it was still doing it in safe mode. But as it does not seem to have affected Shotwell or my photos and I can access my Profiles, I am now happy to ignore it. Maybe one day when i have plenty of time on my hands I will enjoy trying to puzzle it out and let you know!

But you advice has saved me a lot of stress - thanks again, irene