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On 3/20/2014 12:47 PM, Patrick Schleizer wrote:
Joe Btfsplk:
1) I doubt you'll be able to run > 1 instance of TBB - at once - if
that's part of what you want.
Others can correct me, if wrong.
This is possible. Simpler since TBB 3.x. Although undocumented. Bits can
be found here:
- https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/WebBrowsers
Yes, I discovered 2 (or more?) instances of Fx can be run. Even for the same Fx .exe file / version, I can start one; either clicking a shortcut or thru profile manager. It allows me to start a 2nd instance, where I've mostly used profile manager.

The "-no-remote" command can also be used from Run (Windows) or command line / prompt. This article explains different scenarios pretty well. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Opening_a_new_instance_of_Firefox_with_another_profile

NOTE: under all scenarios, a different profile must be used for the 2nd, 3rd Firefox instance. Or, you'll get a "Profile is already in use" error.

In this case, the warning is valid - as the same profile is trying to be used by 2 instances. That wouldn't work, as possible changes from each instance might try to make conflicting changes for the same prefs in same profile. Thus, the warning. That same error message in stand alone Profile Mgr (*when the selected profile is NOT already in use*) is a bug. But if a selected profile WAS already in use, you wouldn't want to use it in another Fx instance.
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