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Old 07-22-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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thunderbird 2 = how to open profilemanager?

I tried the:

thunderbird -ProfileManager
<directory>/thunderbird-bin -ProfileManager
thunderbird -P
<directory>/thunderbird-bin -P
didn't work. And thunderbird -help shows:

Usage: /usr/lib/thunderbird- [ options ... ] [URL]
       where options include:

X11 options
        --display=DISPLAY               X display to use
        --sync          Make X calls synchronous
        --no-xshm               Don't use X shared memory extension
        --g-fatal-warnings              Make all warnings fatal

Mozilla options
        -height <value>         Set height of startup window to <value>.
        -h or -help             Print this message.
        -width <value>          Set width of startup window to <value>.
        -v or -version          Print Thunderbird version.
        -P <profile>            Start with <profile>.
        -ProfileManager         Start with Profile Manager.
        -UILocale <locale>              Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale.
Can't open profile manager. Can anyone help me start it?


linux: RHEL5 Desktop.

Last edited by chickenjoy; 07-22-2007 at 10:39 PM.
Old 07-23-2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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Just a guess, but the stuff you posted there implies that when you use the -P switch, it expects it to be followed by a <profile name> such as a user name, or maybe "default".
Try running "thunderbird -P Default" or something similar?
Old 07-23-2007, 09:58 PM   #3
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Just a guess, but the stuff you posted there implies that when you use the -P switch, it expects it to be followed by a <profile name> such as a user name, or maybe "default".
Nah, '-P' by itself should bring up a graphical profile manager, though you can specify a profile if you want to. It works fine for me, maybe it's a RHEL build quirk?


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