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Old 03-16-2005, 01:57 AM   #1
digorykirke
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Multiple browser profiles during multiple xsessions. Necessary?


Thanks for reading.

Summary-
Firefox wants multiple profiles for different WM's
Feelin' cautious 'bout change
Not-too-sexy-of-a-question

Intro-
Right now I'm running Enlightenment 0.16 in one Xsession and KDE 3.3.2 in another. I'm trying to learn E as much as possible while still (necessarily) allowing myself the windoze-bred habits that allow me to manipulate KDE easily.* So it's nice to have browsers open in both sessions at the same time. So I've tried to use Firefox 1.01-2.

Problem -
When I run Firefox in E first and then in KDE, the Firefox on KDE tells me that I can't use the default user profile, because it is in use (which it is). I'm hesitant to create a new user profile for Firefox again- hesitant because doing anything that seems strange to do on my MEPIS system hasn't turned out to be a good thing* so far. I'm worried that my home directory will get mixed up somehow between the 2 profiles.
My preferences were originally imported to Firefox (through KDE, initially) I think I cut and pasted my old profile.? file to my new home/... directory.

I've tried it the other way around as well (starting Firefox in KDE, and then attempting to open it in E).

Should I create a new profile?


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*Feel free to comment on this technique, and begin YADiscussion regarding conditioning methods for new Linux users.

**For instance, when I was trying to use other WM's for the first time, I didn't notice that I could easily log in to them from the GUIlogin. I did some stupid cut/pasting into config files which ended up messing everything up. So far, my experience tells me MEPIS is an easiest path kind of creature.

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Old 03-16-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
t3gah
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Profiles have their own encrypted-type directories apart from .firefox with random characters and numbers. I have multiple profiles and multiple browsers on one of my systems and it's no biggie problemo. When each of the Mozilla type browsers start the profile thingy comes up and I select the right one. I of course named each profile to corespond to the particular o/s and browser.. so for example I have Netscape 7.2 and Mozilla and Firefox installed and so I named them by their versions and what O/S they belong to. Simple.

"Netscape 7.2 (MGR or O/S & Version)"
 
Old 03-20-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
digorykirke
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Thanks.

I'll probably do it now, but your comment about different O/S's confused me. I'm using two different window managers. Are you saying that window managers are O/S's? Probably a stupid question, but I'd like to know.

Also, I remembered exactly what I imported to my new Firefox. It was /home/me/.mozilla/.../bookmarks.html. I guess that's all that I imported. Do you know the best way to import all the preferences associated with a certain profile? Is there a big one step or automated process that I'm missing? Or are there several little files to copy?
 
  


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