10 Jul 2021
Using Salesforce’s CumulusCI to manage SFDX scratch orgs? I am. I was working from a machine where Firefox is the default web browser, and Firefox didn’t play nicely with Lightning-mode editing of custom metadata types (it wouldn’t ever render the main part of the page where I edit types). Nor would Firefox let me switch to Classic mode (it kept logging me out of the scratch org). This is how I managed to open the scratch org in Chrome.
This was the command I had been using to open a scratch org called
dev from within a VSCode command prompt whose base folder was a codebase already configured to work with scratch orgs from a given real “hub” org:
cci org browser --org dev
Luckily, it came with
--help instructions at the command line that were useful:
> cci org browser --help
Usage: cci org browser [OPTIONS] [ORGNAME]
Opens a browser window and logs into the org using the stored OAuth
--org TEXT Alternate way to specify the target org. By default, runs
against the current default org.
-p, --path TEXT Navigate to the specified page after logging in.
-r, --url-only Display the target URL, but don't open a browser.
--help Show this message and exit.
So next, I tried:
cci org browser --org dev --url-only
It displayed a URL that, sure enough, I could copy, paste into Chrome, and log into this scratch org with.
Much better – now I can see the body of
Tip: Ctrl+Click on the link makes VSCode give me an option to copy rather than open. This saves me from having to carefully select the URL from beginning to end.