Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Settings with multiple users on MacOS

  • 3 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • 2 views
  • Last reply by FredMcD

more options

I am signed into Firefox, and have multiple settings (Favorites, security settings, saved passwords, etc.) synced to my profile across multiple devices. The computer I am on has multiple users (Mac), and I am wondering if, when they are logged into their user account on the computer, all of my settings come up when they launch Firefox or not. I cannot seem to find an answer for this.

I am signed into Firefox, and have multiple settings (Favorites, security settings, saved passwords, etc.) synced to my profile across multiple devices. The computer I am on has multiple users (Mac), and I am wondering if, when they are logged into their user account on the computer, all of my settings come up when they launch Firefox or not. I cannot seem to find an answer for this.

All Replies (3)

more options

Firefox can support many profiles. Only someone with access to your profile, meaning your computer account will be able to get to anything.

However, someone with administrator access can access anything.


http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition

A fully functional package of Firefox optimized for use on a USB key drive. A specialized launcher will allow most favorite extensions to work as you switch computers.

Firefox Portable is a 3rd-party build. Support is available here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/firefox_portable

more options

Others would only have access to your data stored on the Sync server if they are able to connect to your Sync account and they know the email address you used and the password.


@ FredMcD: The portable Firefox versions are only available for the Windows platform and not for Mac and Linux. The OP posted with a Mac user agent and thus can't use this version.

more options

Oops, sorry.

cor-el said

Others would only have access to your data stored on the Sync server if they are able to connect to your Sync account and they know the email address you used and the password.

Also, you would be notified of a new link to your sync via e-mail.