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Username variable in policy templates or in about:config

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I'm trying to set the download location to a different drive, containing the current username. For example, if my username is Brett.Michaels, I want my default download directory to be G:\brett.michaels. Other browsers have a variable that is usable like {user_name} however I can only find reference to {home} for Firefox, which does not allow me to alter the drive. I've tried using Windows-based environment variables to no avail. Perhaps I'm missing something?

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I'm trying to set the download location to a different drive, containing the current username. For example, if my username is Brett.Michaels, I want my default download directory to be G:\brett.michaels. Other browsers have a variable that is usable like {user_name} however I can only find reference to {home} for Firefox, which does not allow me to alter the drive. I've tried using Windows-based environment variables to no avail. Perhaps I'm missing something? Thanks!

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The getenv() function is one of the available function for the autoconfig.cfg, you can't do this via about:config. There is no mention that it can be used with a policy.


function getenv(name) {
  try {
    return Services.env.get(name);
  } catch (e) {
    displayError("getEnvironment", e);
  }
  return undefined;
}

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