[clug] Firefox default profiles directory.

Randall Crook rcrook at vtown.com.au
Thu Oct 24 04:46:23 MDT 2013

Have a web app that has required a lot of customisation of a specific version of Firefox to run. I know silly setup but I have little say in the development of the app. Unfortunately it's using version 3.5.2 of Firefox. 

While this is working fine I want the users to be using a newer version for browsing the net for obvious reasons. 

The app in question also using a number of profiles for different aspect of it operation and so I would rather not have a new version of Firefox messing with the apps profiles. Hence the idea of getting the new versions profiles in a different directory structure.

So if I leave the 3.5.2 Firefox to work in the ~/.mozilla/firefox profile directory it would be good the get the lastest Firefox to work in ~/.mozilla/firefox24 . I just don't know how the change the default profiles directory.

I hope that explains it a bit better.


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> On 24 Oct 2013, at 17:25, Brett Worth <brett.worth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 24/10/13 16:39, Stephen Gibson wrote:
>> According to man firefox the options "-no-remote -P profile"
> The way I read the original question was that he was trying to keep the "profiles"
> separate with the emphasis on the plural. i.e. keeping the profiles from one version in a
> different directory.    Using different profiles is subtly different.
> So if you use one version of firefox and have created several profiles from that version,
> does a running a new version of firefox try to massage ALL of the existing profiles even
> though you're only asking for the default?
> Brett
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