Feature request #7192

system specific location of qgis settings

Added by William Kyngesburye over 4 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:In Progress
Assignee:Nathan Woodrow
Pull Request or Patch supplied:Yes Resolution:
Easy fix?:No


(couldn't reopen #1442)

Use a system-specific location for QGIS plugins and other generated user support files (IOW, move the ~/.qgis folder). For example ~\\Application Data\\qgis in Windows XP, and ~/Library/Application Support/QGIS on OS X.

See #1442 for details and previous discussion.

Related issues

Duplicates QGIS Application - Feature request #1442: system specific location of qgis settings Closed


#1 Updated by William Kyngesburye over 4 years ago

Folders should be versioned. ~\\Application Data\\qgis2 and ~/Library/Application Support/QGIS2. Or better, .../qgis/2 and .../QGIS/2.

#2 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 4 years ago

Isn't this currently the case? It is on Windows and the other platforms.

#3 Updated by Sandro Santilli over 4 years ago

I think version should only be used when the format of the configuration changes between versions. Otherwise it's only an annoyance to force config separation among versions.

#4 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - High Priority

#5 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi 6 months ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#7 Updated by Regis Haubourg 5 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from Feedback to In Progress

See the QEP here, [[https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Enhancement-Proposals/issues/82]], things are moving

#8 Updated by Regis Haubourg 3 months ago

  • Assignee set to Nathan Woodrow

Nathan, may I affect this to you ? We're trying to clean the "in progress" list of issues for the 3.0 final sprint :)

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