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Log into second instance of firefox with different sync account

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What I am trying to accomplish is on my work pc I want one instance of firefox with my work account, like normal, but I want to have another with my personal account without them getting mixed. Being able to access my data and send tabs to my cell phone would be handy, in fact, I needed it today when my printer died and I needed documentation out in the shop. I have tried to create another user account and shift+right click>run as different user, but it opened up firefox just like it is when launched normally, logged in and all. I have tried straight up installing another instance; obviously the firefox installer does not allow that. The only thing I haven't tried that I know to do is run the second instance of firefox in sandboxie, which I dont really want to do, like I dont want to log out either (switching users on my work computer actually causes a bsod) I would greatly appreciate some help. The one thing chrome has over firefox is the ability to switch accounts on the fly, though I greatly prefer firefox's way of logging into the application in a more unintrusive way. Even if I could just send a tab to my phone from a different account (share tab from work to personal account) that would suffice.

What I am trying to accomplish is on my work pc I want one instance of firefox with my work account, like normal, but I want to have another with my personal account without them getting mixed. Being able to access my data and send tabs to my cell phone would be handy, in fact, I needed it today when my printer died and I needed documentation out in the shop. I have tried to create another user account and shift+right click>run as different user, but it opened up firefox just like it is when launched normally, logged in and all. I have tried straight up installing another instance; obviously the firefox installer does not allow that. The only thing I haven't tried that I know to do is run the second instance of firefox in sandboxie, which I dont really want to do, like I dont want to log out either (switching users on my work computer actually causes a bsod) I would greatly appreciate some help. The one thing chrome has over firefox is the ability to switch accounts on the fly, though I greatly prefer firefox's way of logging into the application in a more unintrusive way. Even if I could just send a tab to my phone from a different account (share tab from work to personal account) that would suffice.

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If you want to use multiple instances of Firefox at the same time then you need to start extra Firefox instances with the -no-remote command line and with a separate profile.

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Shadow110 1072 solutions 14836 answers

This is all I have on Sync :

What you are trying to do would be interesting but it is not how Sync was designed to be used.

I do not know if this complicates things : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fvd-synchronizer/ You can search in the bar in the URL by Copy/Paste bookmark and bookmarks, bookmarks backup, bookmarks manager (do use copy/paste)

Best I can come up with for you at this time .

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

This is all I have on Sync : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/sync *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-types-information-sync-firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-sync-troubleshooting-and-tips *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-primary-email-address-firefox-accounts What you are trying to do would be interesting but it is not how Sync was designed to be used. I do not know if this complicates things : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fvd-synchronizer/ You can search in the bar in the URL by Copy/Paste bookmark and bookmarks, bookmarks backup, bookmarks manager (do use copy/paste) Best I can come up with for you at this time . Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
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If you want to use multiple instances of Firefox at the same time then you need to start extra Firefox instances with the -no-remote command line and with a separate profile.

If you want to use multiple instances of Firefox at the same time then you need to start extra Firefox instances with the -no-remote command line and with a separate profile. *https://developer.mozilla.org/Command_Line_Options *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Opening_a_new_instance_of_Firefox_with_another_profile *https://developer.mozilla.org/Mozilla/Multiple_Firefox_Profiles

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cor-el said

If you want to use multiple instances of Firefox at the same time then you need to start extra Firefox instances with the -no-remote command line and with a separate profile.

Looks like that will work

''cor-el [[#answer-1097250|said]]'' <blockquote> If you want to use multiple instances of Firefox at the same time then you need to start extra Firefox instances with the -no-remote command line and with a separate profile. *https://developer.mozilla.org/Command_Line_Options *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Opening_a_new_instance_of_Firefox_with_another_profile *https://developer.mozilla.org/Mozilla/Multiple_Firefox_Profiles </blockquote> Looks like that will work