Upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS brought with it a new version of Chromium and it also changed from a “traditional” package to a
snap package (Snapplication?).
The about page shows
Version 81.0.4044.122 (Official Build) snap (64-bit)
The upgrade broke my startpage, it is configured as
~/.dotfiles/startpage.html, but the new chromium tells me
Access to the file was denied The file at file:///home/<user>/.dotfiles/startpage.html is not readable. It may have been removed, moved, or file permissions may be preventing access. ERR_ACCESS_DENIED
I know about snap permissions, and I checked that chromium has access to my home folder.
The problem seems to be with the fact, that
.dotfiles is hidden. When I move it directly to the home folder it works.
I don’t really want to do that TBH, and there’s no logical reason for me why it shouldn’t work in a hidden folder. A file is a file is a file…., right?
For completeness’ sake, my Firefox 75 displays the file without issue.
What am I missing?