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TroelsSmit 09-19-2004 03:26 PM

Firefox, I changed my default profile for login, how do I change it back ?
 
Firefox, I changed my default profile for login, how do I change it back ?

fphillips 09-19-2004 07:09 PM

in a terminal, firefox -P will bring up the Profile Manager so you can select the profile to run.

TroelsSmit 09-20-2004 02:34 AM

respect :-)

thanks !!

johntramp 10-12-2004 06:11 AM

is there any wato get rid of these profiles in firefox? it is just annoying and pointless from what I can tell. Is there any reason for having them?

Randymanme 03-19-2010 04:23 AM

What follows is a post I put on another forum. When I searched the question, I got here. fphillips' response solved my problem. Thank you very much.

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I was browsing through the Ubuntu Software Center when I came upon Gosa2 2.5.19.1 and thought it might be something to try out. After installation, Firefox seems to have a clean profile. Well I don't want Firefox to have a clean profile; I want to be able to view history from weeks ago.

When I go to Applications>system tools>Gosa, I'm directed to a page that says: "Error 404 Sorry, the requested document could not be found on this server." I've tried uninstalling GOsa, but that doesn't help. What to do? Any help would be much appreciated.

To tell you the truth, I'd be cool to disable GOsa and then get rid of it.

dv502 03-19-2010 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johntramp (Post 1229203)
is there any wato get rid of these profiles in firefox? it is just annoying and pointless from what I can tell. Is there any reason for having them?

The profiles is to give a user their own browsing settingss such as bookmarks, cookies, caches, history and other misc settings. Firefox creates a new profile for each user account and switches to that user's profile when they log in to their account and start firefox.

If a computer is setup with a deafault login (i.e all users use the same account), then firefox will have a default profile.

A default profile will allow all users to use the same profile which is not good because everyone's bookmarks,cookies, history and etc will get mix all together.

If a computer is setup this way and you don't want to create a user account for each user. Then a separate firefox profile should be created for each user. They can then switch to their profile by typing firefox -P from a terminal whether its windows or linux.


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