Monday, February 07, 2005

Firefox "bug" is a real showstopper

I've become really annoyed over a certain "bug" in Firefox (FF) which makes FF save it's web cache files in the wrong directory ("%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox" instead of "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox")

This little misconfiguration makes FF nearly unusable in corporate environments which make use of redirected or roaming profiles, because the cache files are saved onto a server across the network, instead of being saved on the conputer's local hard drive, which is much faster.

Reading the last comments made on the bugzilla page for this bug, some people suggest the developers of Firefox are deliberately delaying the fixing of this bug to prevent FF from succeeding in large Windows environments. Personally, I don't think that's the case, but I really can't understand why this bug hasn't been fixed in the three years it has been open.

If you want this bug to be fixed, please register a Bugzilla account (here) and vote for the bug to be fixed (here: You can also subscribe to change notifications of the bug to keep track of what's happening.

Let's do this good, and get rid of IE once and for all! :)