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Working with multiple Firefox profiles

March 3rd, 2007

From past one month or so I was desperately looking for something which will allow me to open multiple Firefox instances with different profiles. At first it looks like an easy task to accomplish but at the end leaves you with scratching your head.

Some of you may think that its as simple as writing a command

firefox -ProfileManager

at that’s it.
But no, this won’t work. Even if you create multiple profiles and try to open it through profilemanager it will still load firefox with same profile.

To open Firefox with another profile you should use the command

./firefox -no-remote -P profile2

But remember that your first Firefox instance must be opened without using the -no-remote option. Only then you can open multiple Firefox with different profile.

I hope this will make the life easy for lot of developers using Firefox

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