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How do I run two isolated instances of firefox? (4)
For testing purposes, I want to install two different instances of firefox on ubuntu - so that they don't share cookies. (I want to simultaneously login with both instances as different users to our website). How do I do that? I do it with Firefox & Opera, but I prefer Firefox (because of firebug).
I believe that the URL above will help you. It is in relation to running FF2 and FF3 at the same time and as separate instances.
The above describes windows and mac but the concept is the same no matter what the OS. Upon installation don't merely allow it to go into the same old fire fox folder, give it a unique path. Then, in Firefox create a profile for each.
Check out the profile argument like this:
firefox -profile "E:\myprofile"
Sorry about the windows file path ;) If you copy your main profile to a different profile, you will be starting a separate instance.
Make two users on ubuntu
Login as user1 start Firefox1
start some sort of terminal and ssh -X [email protected]
Or, did you mean two different versions of Firefox, say 3.x and 2.x?
There's also one more possibility. You can execute the
firefox command like:
firefox -P "profile-name" -no-remote
-no-remote disables remote control (i.e. control using the
firefox command) of the new instance and logically it also implies the option
-new-instance which is required to run a new isolated instance. It is also possible to use only the option
firefox -P "profile-name" -new-instance
Creating a new profile
firefox -ProfileManager -new-instance
The command will open an interactive window where you can manage existing profiles and create new ones. You can also start a new instance of Firefox using a selected profile. Be careful of the option "Use the selected profile without asking at startup" which is selected by default and which will make the selected profile to be the default one being used when starting
-P <profile> Start with <profile>. -ProfileManager Start with ProfileManager. -no-remote Do not accept or send remote commands; implies -new-instance. -new-instance Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.