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"Copy to clipboard" and "Application Basics" path to profile

  1. Starting in Firefox 57 58, the Application Basics section "Profile folder" line displays the full path to the profile folder, after the "Open" button. The path and folder name didn't appear in earlier versions. (Here's a Firefox 56 screenshot from a google image search).

    EDIT: Firefox 57 didn't include the full profile path; see this fx57 linux image from another google search. The full profile folder path was first displayed in Fx58. Screenshot:

    Fx58aboutsupport

    I did find Bug 658186 RFE: about:support Provide "Profile Directory" Path/Name in addition to Open Button RESOLVED WONTFIX but I couldn't find a related bug report that added the profile folder path.

    I found that using the "copy to clipboard" buttons does NOT copy the profile folder path. The "Copy to clipboard" section needs updating for fx57 fx58 to clarify that the profile path is NOT copied. I made a revision to update the section.

    Here is what is copied from the Application Basics section in my Firefox 61.0.2 on Windows 7:


    Name: Firefox Version: 61.0.2 Build ID: 20180807170231 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0 OS: Windows_NT 6.1 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 (Enabled by default) Web Content Processes: 3/4 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false


    This came up in today's community meeting. See my post here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/713108?last=74548#post-74547

    Starting in Firefox <s>57</s> '''58''', the Application Basics section "Profile folder" line displays the full path to the profile folder, after the "Open" button. The path and folder name didn't appear in earlier versions. (Here's a [https://everhelper.me/images/Screenshot_2017-10-08_18.44.46.png Firefox 56 screenshot] from a google image search). EDIT: Firefox 57 didn't include the full profile path; see [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/gallery/image/32023 this fx57 linux image] from another google search. The full profile folder path was first displayed in Fx58. [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/gallery/image/32024 Screenshot]: ;[[Image:Fx58aboutsupport]] I did find [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=658186 Bug 658186] RFE: about:support Provide "Profile Directory" Path/Name in addition to Open Button RESOLVED WONTFIX but I couldn't find a related bug report that added the profile folder path. I found that using the "copy to clipboard" buttons does NOT copy the profile folder path. The "Copy to clipboard" section needs updating for <s>fx57</s> '''fx58''' to clarify that the profile path is NOT copied. <sub> I made a revision to update the section.</sub> Here is what is copied from the Application Basics section in my Firefox 61.0.2 on Windows 7: ----- Name: Firefox Version: 61.0.2 Build ID: 20180807170231 Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0 OS: Windows_NT 6.1 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 (Enabled by default) Web Content Processes: 3/4 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false ----- This came up in today's community meeting. See my post here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors/713108?last=74548#post-74547

    Modified by AliceWyman on

  2. Thanks, Alice!

    Thanks, Alice!
  3. You're welcome :)

    You're welcome :)