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Windows 7: Mozilla ignores profile when opened via email/web hyperlink

12 Jan 2011   #1
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 
Mozilla ignores profile when opened via email/web hyperlink

When I open Mozilla via local icons, it will read and load a specific profile. This allows me to use 3.6.13 (..\firefox.exe" -p "FF_3_6_13" -no-remote) and 4.0b9pre (..\firefox.exe" -p "Minefield64" -no-remote) without one interfering with the other. (4.0b9pre is set as default).

When the browser opens via an e-mail or web page hyperlink the profile file is ignored. I can live with it but sometimes I need an add-on I use and it is not running.

Is there a setting I can use to have Mozilla read the profile when opening it from a hyperlink?


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12 Jan 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Check your profiles.ini in Notepad it should look somewhat like this:

[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0] <--- FF 3.6 profile
Name=New1112
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/j39iqzek.New1112
Default=1

[Profile1] <--- FF4 Profile
Name=FF4
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/dgu37doz.FF4
Default=1

Make sure the Default= is present in EACH Block and of course have it point to the profile Block you want to use for those email links

-DG
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13 Jan 2011   #3
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Check your profiles.ini in Notepad it should look somewhat like this:

[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0] <--- FF 3.6 profile
Name=New1112
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/j39iqzek.New1112
Default=1

[Profile1] <--- FF4 Profile
Name=FF4
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/dgu37doz.FF4
Default=1

Make sure the Default= is present in EACH Block and of course have it point to the profile Block you want to use for those email links

-DG
Thank you SledgeDG.
Your recommendation solved the issue.
Works as I wanted now.
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13 Jan 2011   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You're most welcome, Manigue
It's one of those little "quirks" that tend to annoy the living daylight out of you.
The average FF user usually only has 1 version on a computer at a time and thus will never have to deal with it,
Glad it worked for you
Thanks for the feedback
-DG
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