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saved prefererences not redisplayed in the options dialogue

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:58 pm
by grahamperrin
Firefox and Waterfox 56.x on FreeBSD.

I can set things such as the path for backups, OK and close the options window, but when the window is reopened it's as if no setting was made:

2017-12-23 19.42.24 FEBE Options.png


Remaking the setting:

2017-12-23 19.42.40 FEBE Options.png


… and so on.

Preferences such as extensions.febe.extBUdir are set:

2017-12-24 06.20.11 about config.png


– but it seems that reopening the options window never reflects what was previously set by the user.

Re: saved prefererences not redisplayed in the options dialo

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:10 pm
by cbaker_admin
Could you double-check permissions on the backup destination directory? Try chmod drwxrwxrwx. If that works, you can always change the permissions to something more restrictive if necessary.

Re: saved prefererences not redisplayed in the options dialo

PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:26 am
by grahamperrin
Strange … I'm almost certain that I posted a long reply, a few hours ago, but it's not here :-(

tl;dr permissions there are fine, confirmed with the permissions test that's integral to FEBE.

As far as I recall (from tests when I was composing the long reply) there was just one occasion when the dialogue _did_ successfully present the path after closure and reopening of the dialogue.

Re: saved prefererences not redisplayed in the options dialo

PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:43 am
by cbaker_admin
Curious ... are you closing the FEBE options window by clicking the 'OK' button in the lower right, or using the *nix buttons on the upper left?

Are the other FEBE options set in about:config?