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Old 12-04-2004, 07:12 AM   #1
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Firefox User profiles..


Whenever I click the firefox-icon in my k-menu while firefox is running, I get a window to choose a user profile.
However, I cannot select the profile that the running firefox is using, so I would have to create a user profile for each instance of firefox..

Is there a way to set firefox to detect if there is a running firefox instance and open a new window for that instance instead of starting a new firefox instance??

Thanx, Christoph
Old 12-04-2004, 07:26 AM   #2
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The latest version of Firefox (1.0) opens a new window if there's an instance running. I'd upgrade.

Old 12-04-2004, 07:26 AM   #3
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Which version are you using? I think that problem was fixed with 1.0 release. There is some work around for it though, try searching this forum, I've seem many threads like that. I cannot recommend a link, since I always use tabs ratter then new windows with Firefox


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