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how can i find the profile a firefox window belongs to?

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in one desktop i may have 7 .. 20 or more firefox windows, operating from 4, 5 or 7 profiles.

for any window, i want to know what profile it is running from. but firefox will not tell you that. the help button only tells what build of firefox you have. i can find nothing pertinent in about:config.

for any firefox window, how can i find the profile it belongs to?

in one desktop i may have 7 .. 20 or more firefox windows, operating from 4, 5 or 7 profiles. for any window, i want to know what profile it is running from. but firefox will not tell you that. the help button only tells what build of firefox you have. i can find nothing pertinent in about:config. for any firefox window, how can i find the profile it belongs to?

Chosen solution

Type about:profiles<enter> in the address bar. Change nothing here.

There are two messages to look for;

This profile is in use in another application = another Firefox using this

This is the profile in use = this is the profile that Firefox is using.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0

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Shadow110 1072 solutions 14836 answers

It is only going through 1 Profile. It would be impossible to figure that one out. What is it that you are trying to do ? What is the end result ?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

It is only going through 1 Profile. It would be impossible to figure that one out. What is it that you are trying to do ? What is the end result ? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data
FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

Type about:profiles<enter> in the address bar. Change nothing here.

There are two messages to look for;

This profile is in use in another application = another Firefox using this

This is the profile in use = this is the profile that Firefox is using.

Type '''about:profiles'''<enter> in the address bar. Change nothing here. There are two messages to look for; '''This profile is in use in another application''' = another Firefox using this '''This is the profile in use''' = this is the profile that Firefox is using.

Question owner

i have a number of profiles, each of which i use for a different purpose. for example, some have proxies, some not. i usually am running numerous windows with different profiles, it is difficult not to get lost.

the 1st reply is incorrect.

for the 2nd reply, thank you very much. about:profiles i did not know about.

it were good if mozilla made the name of the current window's profile easier to get to, such as by putting that information in the help - over firefox menu item.

i have a number of profiles, each of which i use for a different purpose. for example, some have proxies, some not. i usually am running numerous windows with different profiles, it is difficult not to get lost. the 1st reply is incorrect. for the 2nd reply, thank you very much. about:profiles i did not know about. it were good if mozilla made the name of the current window's profile easier to get to, such as by putting that information in the help - over firefox menu item.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4193 solutions 58537 answers

Glad to help. Safe Surfing.

Glad to help. Safe Surfing.