Sunday, 16 March 2008

Firefox profiles

If you share a login with someone else (ie. family) Firefox profiles can be very useful. Likewise, if you are a developer and you have several different contexts or modes of operation, profiles can make life a lot easier.

I use them at home with family members - you can set each person up with their own profile, so all you have to do is restart Firefox (rather than logging out out of the operating system and then back on as someone else). Firefox will prompt you - asking who you want to be right now.

At work, how many times have you cleared all of your private settings while debugging, just to see if the problem is related to caching or some other previous state. Creating a profile is much easier - especially since you probably want to stay logged in to all of those websites you use every day.

Just start firefox from the command line with the parameter '-profilemanager' - you'll be prompted with a dialog so you can mange your profiles.

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