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Old 12-04-2019, 08:25 AM   #1
andrew.46
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Slackware -current: Firefox 68.3.0 - Chose user profile


Is anybody else being bugged by Firefox to chose a user profile every time that Firefox is started? Even selecting 'Use the selected profile without prompting' option makes no difference...

I have seen a grumbling bug documented online with the paths in installs.ini and profiles.ini that can lead to this but I have been unable to massage these files to fix the issue.
 
Old 12-04-2019, 09:07 AM   #2
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Start firefox with the '-P' option to use a specific profile to stop it automatically creating a new profile. To start with the 'default' profile:
Code:
firefox -P default
For starting firefox on the desktop you could to add a modified 'mozilla-firefox.desktop' file (with the '-P default' option added) to your ~/.local/share/applications diectory.
 
Old 12-04-2019, 01:12 PM   #3
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This is a well known problem with Firefox. After a couple of months dancing with Firefox I decided it is not worth it for me to always restoring my settings and just changed back to Google-Chrome so I can actually use the Internet
 
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:29 PM   #4
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Code:
about:profiles
Delete any unwanted profiles.
 
Old 12-04-2019, 04:39 PM   #5
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This is a well known problem with Firefox. After a couple of months dancing with Firefox I decided it is not worth it for me to always restoring my settings and just changed back to Google-Chrome so I can actually use the Internet
I have also been dancing around with this issue for a while and I was rapidly running out of patience with various strategies with profiles and their configuration. Several bugs logged on the mozilla-firefox bug tracker for this issue seemed to have a variety of solutions.

Eventually I went nuclear and deleted ~/.mozilla and restored from my backup and this annoying gremlin is now gone. Thank goodness for backups .
 
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