Bug report #6068

User speficied settings not portable with [--configpath] boot option under Windows 7

Added by Michael Weiss over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Assignee:Martin Dobias
Affected QGIS version:1.8.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15427


There seems to be a bug with the [--configpath] boot option when porting QGIS 1.8 to a flash drive. QGIS can be started from the flash drive and runs stable on different computers, also installed plugins show up on different working stations as installed.

But user speficied options settings - such as position and visibility of toolbars or panels are ignored. Also plugins do not show up as activated when connecting the flash drive to another computer. The same issue concerns elements hidden/deactivated by the new "Customization" option.

It seems, that these UI-settings still are saved locally. When removing all entries in the Windows registry, keys appear from new in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\QuantumGIS after running QGIS. There is a fixed bug (#5544: --configpath not used), but this affected only functionality of plugins. Plugins seem to work well now, problems occur with UI-settings themselves. Tested under Windows 7 only.

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #5544: --configpath not used Closed 2012-05-07

Associated revisions

Revision 4a9a9f7d
Added by Nathan Woodrow over 10 years ago

Use configpath for customization. Fix #6068


#1 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 10 years ago

  • OS version deleted (Window 7)
  • Assignee set to Martin Dobias
  • Category changed from Project Loading/Saving to GUI

Martin I assigned this to you as the QgsCustomization stuff seems to ignore the --configpath due the way you are creating QSettings inside QgsCustomization.

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 10 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.8.0 to Version 2.0.0

#3 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Also available in: Atom PDF