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easy way to add second profile?

Unread postby zack832 » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 03:22

I'd like to have the option as I had in Firefox to choose which profile I want to open, have not stumbled across a way to do that with PM and Linux Mint 17.3 Tried adding "palemoon %u -p" to the launch icon but that did not work. Any easy way to enable this and import another profile?

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Re: easy way to add second profile?

Unread postby SpockFan02 » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 05:08

I think launching with the -profilemanager flag [Edit: Or -P] should let you do what you want to do. I would also recommend this extension, based on code taken from SeaMonkey.
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Re: easy way to add second profile?

Unread postby Walter Dnes » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 06:00

you need to use either the "-no-remote" or "-new-instance" option. They're effectively identical. It's mentioned in the output when you run "palemoon -h" from the commandline in a terminal. E.g. to launch a profile named "youtube", you'd need to do something like...

palemoon -no-remote -p youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_2gbGXzFbs

I have a whole slew of profiles, not all open at the same time.
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Re: easy way to add second profile?

Unread postby SpockFan02 » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 06:09

To open multiple instances of Pale Moon with different profiles, you need to do what Walter Dnes said. If you just want multiple profiles, and to use one at a time, the flags I mentioned are enough.

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Re: easy way to add second profile?

Unread postby therube » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 11:52

zack wrote:Tried adding "palemoon %u -p" to the launch icon but that did not work

Explain, this "launch icon" (& what gets passed in %u)?

Anyhow, the -P switch does work, does bring up the Profile Manager.
If PM is already running, running palemoon -P would not have an affect.


[quote="Walter]"-no-remote" or "-new-instance" option. They're effectively identical.[/quote]
That may not be the case - in Windows? (Actually hard to say offhand. Over time, the meaning of the switches changed, maybe even changed back - on the Mozilla end, & may also differ by OS. And then throwing a particular PM version into the equation & which meaning may have been in force at the time of that particular PM version ...)
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Re: easy way to add second profile?

Unread postby zack832 » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 14:41

I found what I was after. I edited the tray icon and removed the" palemoon %u -p" line from the command line. Replaced it with the command I used in the desktop link I had created long ago to do multiple profiles open at once " palemoon -new-instance " and it brings up the dialog about choosing a profile as I wanted.

Thanks for the info-
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Re: easy way to add second profile?

Unread postby SpockFan02 » Tue, 03 Jul 2018, 16:36

Cool! :thumbup:


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