Originally Posted by johntramp
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.