[clug] making firefox run where you want it

Andreas electronics45 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 05:34:10 MST 2010

I believe running 'firefox -no-remote' will force firefox to start a
new session instead of attaching to an existing one, but it won't do
you any good unless you specify a different profile.  If you don't
mind going without your bookmarks, etc, You can run 'firefox
-no-remote -P a_different_profile' which will prompt you to create a
new profile if the specified does not exist.

On 9 December 2010 18:08, Michael James <clug3 at james.st> wrote:
> I don't grok KDE, and now it's biting me in the bum.
> If I don't have any instances of firefox on my desktop
>  then invoking firefox on the command line starts one.
> If perchance I do this on an X enabled SSH connection,
>  then it starts on that host and displays on my desktop.
> That's all well, good and sometimes very useful.
> It means I can SSH into a dual homed cluster master node,
>  and see web servers local to the cluster's private network.
> BUT, if I have an instance of firefox already, local or remote,
>  any attempt to start another, anywhere,
>  will be referred to the existing instance.
> And more important, is there anything I can do to stop it?
> Thanks,
> michaelj
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