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Old 02-12-2014, 02:12 PM   #1
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Need a little help with fixing a Firefox profile that used to be used on Windows OS

I've copied my Firefox profile from a previous windows install (appdata\Firefox\ to ~./.firefox) and everything about the profile works perfectly fine. I have all my plugins, all my settings, saved passwords (because there's a password I use for accounts I simply don't care about), browser history, bookmarks, site preferences, ect.

Now, in doing this, the browser is incapable of opening the save file dialogue. I am using KDE, and before putting my old profile in, it had the proper dialogue boxes and everything, it could fully see KDE. Now it cannot with my old profile. Due to the massive amount of stuff I'd lose, I'll run FireFox through WINE if it comes down to it, but I'd really prefer not to.

There was a post somewhere I found once (of course only once) that explained how to, in the about:config, allow FireFox to correctly see KDE, so instead of the open file location prompting an Open With dialogue, it'd correctly use Dolphin, or when I go to save as, it would actually show the standard KDE save window. I really wish I could find the answer again on what to change, but after spending the last half hour of trying to find that info again and only pulling up posts mostly from 2006-2009, I kinda give up.

So, does anyone know what the variables are in about:config that must be changed and added in order to have this working as normal again? The "ui.allow_platform_file_picker" is not the answer, that still leaves a ton of things broken. I've already toggled it.
Old 02-13-2014, 02:47 AM   #2
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I think this may be what you're looking for.

However, since you're using kde, and Firefox is a gtk+ application, you may want to peruse How to integrate Firefox into KDE as well.
Old 02-15-2014, 02:39 PM   #3
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gpzyvi98.default is the profile for my Firefox.

That's the file that was holding all the windows settings.


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