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Re: Opening 2 Firefox profiles

It may be easy on your system but not mine. I've read this works on
Windows. My experience is that it does not on Linux.

I've used -ProfileManager with firefox on the path, with the entire
explicit path to firefox, and switching to the firefox directory and
using ./firefox. I've tried this on Linux, CentOS 3.3 and 4.4, which
should be functionally identical to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.3 and
4.4. I've even cut and pasted -ProfileManager from the Firefox Help: How
To Manage Profiles page to assure I was spelling and capitalizing it
correctly. The 3.3 system is much older but fully patched. The
-Profilemanager switch has never worked once any Firefox window is open.
On the 3.3 system, I have three quite different profiles, including one
specific to Tor, that I can switch between, but I've never succeeded in
opening two Firefox windows using different profiles at the same time.

If there is anyone who has solved this problem on a similar **Linux**
system, I'd like to know how.

Thank you,

George Shaffer

On Wed, 2007-01-03 at 08:51, Michael Holstein wrote:
> It's easy.
> Start your first instance of firefox as usual. Start the second one like 
> this : "/path/to/firefox -ProfileManager" and create a new profile (call 
> it TOR, or whatever). You'll need to reinstall plugins (eg: FoxyProxy, 
> NoScript, etc) under that new profile, but the settings are separate 
> from your "normal" one.
> Then just set up a shortcut to involke the second instance using the 
> -ProfileManager switch, and select the 2nd profile.
> GeorgeDS wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-01-02 at 13:23, Michael Holstein wrote:
> >> The reason I suggested seperate Firefox profiles is you can have the 
> >> "anonymous" one and a "regular" one open at the same time, since routing 
> >> everything through TOR makes your highspeed connection more like dialup 
> >> (there's always a trade-off...).
> > 
> > If you could tell me how to do do this I'd really appreciate it. This
> > may vary with OS. I've tried multiple times on Linux (CentOS/Red Hat
> > Enterprise 3.4) and not succeeded. Once one or more Firefox windows are
> > open, the -ProfileManager flag does not appear to be recognized, so I've
> > been unable to find a way to get copies of Firefox using different
> > profiles to open at the same time. It's a real nuisance to have to close
> > a dozen tabs, to do a few things with Tor.
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > George Shaffer

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