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hpr0327 :: Mozilla Profiles

Thistleweb goes over profiles for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird

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Hosted by Thistleweb on 2009-04-01 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
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Duration: 00:30:05



  • firefox -P : opens Firefox at profile prompt
  • firefox -P "Foo" : opens Firefox with Foo profile

Change "firefox" for "thunderbird" to do the same for email profiles.

Locations (on Linux), these are hidden .folders.

  • Firefox : /home/foo/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini
  • Thunderbird : /home/foo/.mozilla-thunderbird/profiles.ini

Locations for Windows & Mac users.

Profiles.ini settings

  • Name : name used in profile
  • Path : path to profile folder
  • Default : default profile used when just "firefox" or "thunderbird" are exectuted

Firefox Extensions

  • FEBE : Firefox Environment Backup Extension
  • OPIE : Ordered Preference Import/Export
  • CLEO : Compact Library Extension Organizer

Thunderbird Extensions


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