Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Are the profiles you're referring to tied to your OS User account, or can you set them up in the browser itself?
I meant FF Profiles.
" file tells FF where to look for the FF profile(s). Firefox - Create and Run Multiple Profiles
I should have included instructions on how to move your profiles to a new location.
All you have to do is:
- Copy your profile(s) to the new location
- Edit "profiles.ini" so that it points to the new location
- Delete the old Profiles after you are sure the new ones are working
I have my FF Profiles set up on my Documents partition.
I used to point XP and Windows 7 to that location and I could use the same profiles in both operating systems.
Firefox was a bit crash happy in my XP install, which meant that I would lose my sessions (I always leave 20+ tabs open).
I stopped pointing my XP FF install at them as a result.
Even though I reinstalled my operating systems last month, FF still crashes the 1st time I start it in an XP Session.
It runs correctly on subsequent starts.
Depending on your add-ons you should be able to point a Linux OS at them too.
Some add-ons only work in Windows and some only work in Linux.
If you don't use any add-ons, it should work with no problems (I haven't tried it though).
Obviously if an add-on points uses a path it won't work in both operating systems.
It might be possible to write a script to convert paths based on the OS you are using.
I only have limited scripting skills though.
With experimentation it should be possible to determine, which add-ons are safe for both operating systems.
For example, I wouldn't be surprised if NoScript worked without problems.