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Can a shortcut be created for an individual profile in Firefox?

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jnelsoninjax    13,250

I have two profiles in Firefox. My default one is opened by the desktop shortcut, is there a way to create a shortcut to the second profile as well? Right now I am using about:profiles and then launching the second profile in a new window.

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Brandon H    3,521

I think you can use the following flags in the shortcut

 

firefox.exe -p "ProfileName"

 

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jnelsoninjax    13,250
11 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

I think you can use the following flags in the shortcut

 


firefox.exe -p "ProfileName"

 

Thanks, I'll try it and see!

Did not work, all it did is load the profile manager.

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Brandon H    3,521

according to this site https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Command_Line_Options that should work. the P may be case sensitive though; I'm not sure.

 

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-P "profile_name"
 

Bypass profile manager and launch application with the profile named profile_name. Useful for dealing with multiple profiles.
 


firefox -P "Joel User"

 

 

you could also try with the "new-instance" flag to see if that helps

 

firefox -new-instance -P "Another Profile"

 

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jnelsoninjax    13,250

OK, so the capitol P was the fix! It works now, thanks! I tried to Google for it, but I must not have been specific enough!

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Brandon H    3,521
On 12/13/2019 at 4:11 PM, jnelsoninjax said:

OK, so the capitol P was the fix! It works now, thanks! I tried to Google for it, but I must not have been specific enough!

yeah I kept my google search generalized and just searched for the command line flags in general instead of specifically which flag you needed :)

 

I knew there was a flag because i've used -p before to switch/delete profiles after going corrupt, just never used the command to specifically select a profile; glad it works for you

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