Firedragon default profile breaks

Firedragon default profile breaks

When I open a profile that is set as default, I get this banner at the top saying that it’s in use by some other application. This doesn’t happen with profiles that aren’t the default.

With this, several things seems to break:

  • Browser history stops updating
  • Any extensions stop remembering and kind of break
    • Unhook (youtube declutter extension) seems to constantly reset itself and turn itself off
    • Sideberry (vertical tabs sidebar) just doesn’t load
    • other extensions show signs of not working
  • address bar url autocomplete stops working

I tried making new profiles and duplicating my current setup, but doesn’t seem to help. This only seems to apply whatever profile is selected as default, any non-default profile I launch is fine and works great.


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Other thing, this issue only started after the new firedragon profile migration and update

When was that?
For me the definition of “new Firedragon profile migration and update” means when we switched from Librewolf-based to Floorp-based, a few months ago.

That’s interesting. I wonder if the DE has anything to do in this.

Can you confirm you have no other Firedragon instance running (a reboot would make sure of that)?

What does this say?

ls ~/.firedragon/

When was that?

I think it was a bit after Floorp migration? Initially with Floorp it was fine for a while, but then an update about maybe 3 weeks ago ish broke it for me? I’m sorry if I can’t remember this too well, should’ve reported it sooner.


I’m doing a bit of a weird thing, running both Hyprland and Plasma. Right now as I’m writing this, I’m back on Plasma, but the issue seems to affect both DEs.

Here’s the firedragon folder:

drwx------   - mab  6 May 13:08  firefox-mpris
lrwxrwxrwx   - mab  4 May 15:19  l05k4jwp.default -> /run/user/1000/psd/mab-firedragon-l05k4jwp.default
drwx------   - mab  4 May 18:24  l05k4jwp.default-backup
drwx------   - mab  1 May 02:18  l05k4jwp.default-backup-crashrecovery-20240501_023446
lrwxrwxrwx   - mab  4 May 15:19  we6sytc7.default-release -> /run/user/1000/psd/mab-firedragon-we6sytc7.default-release
drwx------   - mab  6 May 12:52  we6sytc7.default-release-backup
drwx------   - mab  1 May 02:24  we6sytc7.default-release-backup-crashrecovery-20240501_023446
.rw-r--r-- 100 mab  1 May 03:29  installs.ini
.rw-r--r-- 400 mab  1 May 03:29  profiles.ini

When I tried making a new profile, I also tried creating one at a custom directory

which looks like this:

lrwxrwxrwx - mab  4 May 15:19  mab3 -> /run/user/1000/psd/mab-firedragon-mab3
drwxr-xr-x - mab  4 May 18:24  mab3-backup

In the default FD folder (~/.firedragon) what do you get with

cat ~/.firedragon/installs.ini
cat ~/.firedragon/profiles.ini
File: /home/mab/.firedragon/installs.ini
File: /home/mab/.firedragon/profiles.ini





The files look good, but I question the full path here, maybe due to your non-std path location.

Let’s keep it simple, what if you replace installs.ini with:


and profiles.ini with:





Before replacing, delete your mab3 profile using Firedragon -P.
Take backups of both files before deleting profile and replacing files.

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Went ahead and change the config files as you suggested, still the same error :frowning:

Thanks btw so much for all your help so far!

Well that really sucks!

Let’s try more devastating measures. After taking backups of all your important files like bookmarks, settings, etc., could you uninstall FD and delete everything related to it on your system?

Mostly a

rm -rf ~/.firedragon
sudo rm -rf /usr/lib/firedragon

Login into Plasma
Install FD
From Terminal firedragon -P
Load the default profile and see if you get the error. If you do get it, then please post the output of everything from Terminal following firedragon -P.

This starts to get really awkward, I always some in mind the corrupted files issue, normally a full clean up like this and reinstall should take care of that.

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Sorry, meant to do it earlier, but then put it off this past week after I found myself working on some projects.

Anyways, just finished the re-install, I’ve re-configured the browser the way I like it, and everything seems to be working properly now.

Who knows what it was, at least everything is working again!

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