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Old 11-01-2003, 02:46 PM   #1
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I installed Mozilla 1.5 a few days and I'm having a little trouble. everytime I go to open another browser window I get this annoying box asking me to create or select a profile. How do I keep this from happening?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:17 PM   #2
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that's because you're not really just opening a new browser, you're opening up a new instance of mozilla. if i had to guess, you've got mozilla open and you then clicked the mozilla icon on your desktop. if you want to open up a new browser window without having to make profiles, type on your keyboard ctrl+n or to open a new tab, ctrl+t. if you want to insist on opening a new instance of mozilla, there's some kind of lock file that you can delete. look in ~/.mozilla or /tmp or somewhere. search this forum too, this topic has been covered.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:25 PM   #3
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okay, so I deleted the lock file, however it keeps coming back
 
Old 11-01-2003, 03:32 PM   #4
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The lockfile is not meant to be deleted it will be deleted when you close mozilla it is designed to stop your profile being written to by 2 proccesses.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:41 PM   #5
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You should start mozilla with the remote option ( if mozilla is already running ).

see for details -> http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html


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Old 11-01-2003, 05:50 PM   #6
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The script found here solved the problem for me.

http://kingant.net/?p=mss

Instructions on how to use it are on the website, let me know if you have trouble.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 06:05 PM   #7
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I got it all squared away thanks for your efforts though.
 
  


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