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Firefox dev edition (flatpak) conflicts normal edition after last update

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After last flatpak update, now I cannot run both versions at once, Checking the profiles I can see how dev edition has overwritten the local dir for normal edition (screenshot attached)

I also can see how an "Old firefox data" has been created in my desktop

After last flatpak update, now I cannot run both versions at once, Checking the profiles I can see how dev edition has overwritten the local dir for normal edition (screenshot attached) I also can see how an "Old firefox data" has been created in my desktop
cor-el
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The screenshot didn't attach.

Can you please give it another try?

Is this with updating to Developer Edition 63.0b6 ?

If you have the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop then Firefox performed a refresh and created a new profile. What Firefox version created this new profile?

If Firefox creates a new profile due to a refresh then a time stamp gets appended to the profile name. Note that best is always to use a desktop shortcut that specifies the profile instead of relying on the special feature that the DE makes use its own profile.

The screenshot didn't attach. Can you please give it another try? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot Is this with updating to Developer Edition 63.0b6 ? If you have the "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop then Firefox performed a refresh and created a new profile. What Firefox version created this new profile? If Firefox creates a new profile due to a refresh then a time stamp gets appended to the profile name. Note that best is always to use a desktop shortcut that specifies the profile instead of relying on the special feature that the DE makes use its own profile.

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I reattached the screenshot.

The new profile was created by Dev Edition.

I also noticed creating a new "test" profile also uses a Dev Edition local folder.

I solved this (at least for now) by marking as default the normal profile (still local fodlers contains the "dev" word on it)

I reattached the screenshot. The new profile was created by Dev Edition. I also noticed creating a new "test" profile also uses a Dev Edition local folder. I solved this (at least for now) by marking as default the normal profile (still local fodlers contains the "dev" word on it)
cor-el
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Firefox always use two locations for the profile when a profile is created in the default location (i.e. Choose Folder isn't used). The time stamp appended to the name confirms that a reset created this profile (1537016081903 = Sep 15, 2018).

Did you verify in Options/Preferences that the Developer Edition still is set to use its own profile?

Firefox always use two locations for the profile when a profile is created in the default location (i.e. Choose Folder isn't used). The time stamp appended to the name confirms that a reset created this profile (1537016081903 = Sep 15, 2018). Did you verify in Options/Preferences that the Developer Edition still is set to use its own profile?