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starting firefox with alternate profile

Postby allenm on Mon May 21, 2007 9:38 am

I'm trying to start Firefox with a profile set up for extension development. I can start a copy of Firefox with the dev profile from the command line but I'm stymied as to how to start it from the menus.

The command line command is firefox -no-remote -P "dev" but no matter how I futzed with the menu entry I can't get firefox to come up using the development profile. It always brings up the Profile Manager even though I've passed along the parameter that ought select a profile.
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Postby skampo on Mon May 21, 2007 9:14 pm

If dev is the name of the profile you should make the menu entry be firefox -no-remote -P dev
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Postby allenm on Tue May 22, 2007 7:19 am

That is the menu entry but when I use the icon for the "dev" profile in the "Internet" menu it opens the profile manager. I can start a copy of Firefox using the "dev" profile at that point but I ought to be able to start the "dev" profile without the profile manager coming up.

I'm pretty sure I'm not doing anything wrong in the set up of the profile or the icon so either something is bollixed in my system or something is bollixed in the software.
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