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Post Posted May 15th, 2007, 2:50 pm

You can change profiles, which will essentially make Firefox act like a different browser for each different user (different bookmarks, different add-ons). But is there any way to load a different profile automatically according to a different desktop shortcut?

The situation is that there is a young child who prefers playing a certain online game via Firefox rather than IE. I have dozens of add-ons I need and use but which interfere with the game, plus I don't want my bookmarks messed up either. Teaching the child about Profiles would be too confusing which could lead to other problems. It would be great if I can set up a different FF desktop icon for the child that would automatically load up FF with their profile, while still automatically loading my profile when I click on the my existing desktop icon.

Is this at all possible?

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Post Posted May 15th, 2007, 2:58 pm

yes, you can do that - just copy the original shortcut and add -P "Profile Name" at the end of the path to FF in the target field...
for example: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "Game Profile"

also see -> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Command_line_arguments

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Post Posted May 15th, 2007, 3:02 pm

Awesome! Thank you so much!

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