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Old 11-30-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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How do I switch Firefox profiles?


Slackware 10.2.0, Kernel 2.6.13, KDE 3.4.3

Here's the deal in short:

I had firefox open as well as a few other things and my system hung, so I did a hard-reset and when I opened firefox from KDE it told me something about picking a profile, I saw default (the only one) and I went to pick it but it told me that it was already running (i think), and wouldn't let me into it. so I pressed new and called it alex and now all my bookmarks and saved passwords and such are gone, because i guess they are under the default profile and I'm stuck in the Alex profile.

everything else was working fine after the crash.

How do I switch back to the default profile, if I even still can, or is it just completely f--k-d?
 
Old 11-30-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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Stop all firefox.

cd ~/.mozilla/firefox/<random_value_profile name>

There will be a file with name: <lock>

Delete it and restart.

Last edited by biophysics; 11-30-2005 at 04:35 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 05:02 PM   #3
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i don't understand what biophysics is saying.

uhg, maybe I should have put this in the newb section.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 09:52 AM   #4
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Can you open a terminal (like konsole or xterm)

type cd .mozilla/firefox
type ls

and post here
 
Old 12-01-2005, 03:51 PM   #5
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did what you said

7tt32ijs.default/ pluginreg.dat profiles.ini xel9uk38.alex/
alex@Alex:~/.mozilla/firefox$
 
Old 12-01-2005, 04:34 PM   #6
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I normally just edit the Firefox icon properties to read firefox -Profilemanager, then I create a profile and set it to ask on startup.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 10:26 PM   #7
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SWEET DEAL! it works.
XavierP, you are the sh**. mine used to say "Firefox %u" (or (U)) now it says "Firefox -Profilemanager"
was the %u anything important? should i put it back in, and if so before or after the -Profilemanager?
 
Old 12-02-2005, 12:49 PM   #8
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I would put it back in so it reads "firefox %u -Profilemanager". I forget what it does, but it is useful.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 02:27 PM   #9
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I'm pretty sure that simply typing
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firefox -p profilename
will work too.
 
  


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