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I've been having a few problems, but it boils down to a hopefully simple problem.

1. Setting up Profiles (v68.0.1 64bit) When I create a new shortcut with the following targets, it always starts my default profile... if it even works at all. "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - P "Work" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - P "Personal" ... Yes, I know that profiles are case sensitive. No, it doesn't seem to make a difference. Running "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -P" does launch the profile tool... but only shows the 2 profiles and no real options other than to start the profile, delete it or add a new one.

2. On iOS there is no clear way to switch between Profiles, if that is even possible?

3. I use LastPass on my personal and work account. When I add LastPass to both profiles... it REMEMBERS my other account. This should be impossible. I don't want the profiles to speak to each other. At all.

These are trivial things to do in Chrome. Am I just missing something? Please provide some suggestions.

Thanks in advance.

I've been having a few problems, but it boils down to a hopefully simple problem. 1. Setting up Profiles (v68.0.1 64bit) When I create a new shortcut with the following targets, it always starts my default profile... if it even works at all. "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - P "Work" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - P "Personal" ... Yes, I know that profiles are case sensitive. No, it doesn't seem to make a difference. Running "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -P" does launch the profile tool... but only shows the 2 profiles and no real options other than to start the profile, delete it or add a new one. 2. On iOS there is no clear way to switch between Profiles, if that is even possible? 3. I use LastPass on my personal and work account. When I add LastPass to both profiles... it REMEMBERS my other account. This should be impossible. I don't want the profiles to speak to each other. At all. These are trivial things to do in Chrome. Am I just missing something? Please provide some suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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Hi WrathWolf, When you want to create a shortcut to a specific profile you need to use the path & full profile name. For example: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -profile "%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1h218lzi.Test Profile"

As far as LastPass is concerned, I think you need to have an account for each profile to keep the information separate.

Hi WrathWolf, When you want to create a shortcut to a specific profile you need to use the path & full profile name. For example: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -profile "%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1h218lzi.Test Profile" As far as LastPass is concerned, I think you need to have an account for each profile to keep the information separate.
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WrathWolf said

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - P "Work"
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - P "Personal"

When you use the -P syntax with the profile name, there shouldn't be a space between the - and the P.

Running "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -P" does launch the profile tool... but only shows the 2 profiles and no real options other than to start the profile, delete it or add a new one.

Did you need other options?

2. On iOS there is no clear way to switch between Profiles, if that is even possible?

I haven't heard of this feature on mobile, but I very rarely use iOS.

3. I use LastPass on my personal and work account. When I add LastPass to both profiles... it REMEMBERS my other account. This should be impossible. I don't want the profiles to speak to each other. At all.

The LastPass extension communicates with an external installation of LastPass or a cloud-based password vault. The data you store in LastPass is not profile-specific. But where is the problem in having an "all knowing" LastPass in each profile? Also, it's different in Chrome??

''WrathWolf [[#question-1266586|said]]'' <blockquote> "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - P "Work"<br> "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - P "Personal" </blockquote> When you use the -P syntax with the profile name, there shouldn't be a space between the - and the P. <blockquote>Running "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -P" does launch the profile tool... but only shows the 2 profiles and no real options other than to start the profile, delete it or add a new one. </blockquote> Did you need other options? <blockquote>2. On iOS there is no clear way to switch between Profiles, if that is even possible?</blockquote> I haven't heard of this feature on mobile, but I very rarely use iOS. <blockquote>3. I use LastPass on my personal and work account. When I add LastPass to both profiles... it REMEMBERS my other account. This should be impossible. I don't want the profiles to speak to each other. At all.</blockquote> The LastPass extension communicates with an external installation of LastPass or a cloud-based password vault. The data you store in LastPass is not profile-specific. But where is the problem in having an "all knowing" LastPass in each profile? Also, it's different in Chrome??
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My_Cheese_Is_Slippin' said

Hi WrathWolf, When you want to create a shortcut to a specific profile you need to use the path & full profile name. For example: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -profile "%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1h218lzi.Test Profile" As far as LastPass is concerned, I think you need to have an account for each profile to keep the information separate.

Is there a file that I am supposed to point to? I didn't see a .profile or anything like that. When I point it at the folder, it just gives me the Profile tool popup and asks me which Profile I want to start instead of a direct link. ... But this is way better than it was. Thanks!

What I put: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "%AppData%\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xlfjf3jo.Work" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "%AppData%\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\trq21ure.default-1563822157189"

jscher2000 said

When you use the -P syntax with the profile name, there shouldn't be a space between the - and the P.

That must have been some weird formatting issue. There is no space.

Did you need other options?

No, just to make it work

The LastPass extension communicates with an external installation of LastPass or a cloud-based password vault. The data you store in LastPass is not profile-specific. But where is the problem in having an "all knowing" LastPass in each profile? Also, it's different in Chrome??

I have 2 separate LastPass accounts. One that is managed by my enterprise, the other is my personal account. If I login to my personal account on my personal profile, then open my work profile... it sees and tries to use my personal LastPass. If I logout and change it to my work, it affects my personal profile. Yes this is a problem. No it does not do the same thing in Chrome.

  • I would like to switch from Chrome.  :)

But I need to figure out these last issues.

Thanks again for any help!

''My_Cheese_Is_Slippin' [[#answer-1243873|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi WrathWolf, When you want to create a shortcut to a specific profile you need to use the path & full profile name. For example: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -profile "%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1h218lzi.Test Profile" As far as LastPass is concerned, I think you need to have an account for each profile to keep the information separate. </blockquote> Is there a file that I am supposed to point to? I didn't see a .profile or anything like that. When I point it at the folder, it just gives me the Profile tool popup and asks me which Profile I want to start instead of a direct link. ... But this is way better than it was. Thanks! What I put: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "%AppData%\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xlfjf3jo.Work" "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P "%AppData%\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\trq21ure.default-1563822157189" ''jscher2000 [[#answer-1243894|said]]'' <blockquote> When you use the -P syntax with the profile name, there shouldn't be a space between the - and the P. </blockquote> That must have been some weird formatting issue. There is no space. <blockquote> Did you need other options? </blockquote> No, just to make it work <blockquote> The LastPass extension communicates with an external installation of LastPass or a cloud-based password vault. The data you store in LastPass is not profile-specific. But where is the problem in having an "all knowing" LastPass in each profile? Also, it's different in Chrome?? </blockquote> I have 2 separate LastPass accounts. One that is managed by my enterprise, the other is my personal account. If I login to my personal account on my personal profile, then open my work profile... it sees and tries to use my personal LastPass. If I logout and change it to my work, it affects my personal profile. Yes this is a problem. No it does not do the same thing in Chrome. * I would like to switch from Chrome. :) But I need to figure out these last issues. Thanks again for any help!
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The -P is used with the name, the -profile is used with the path.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Command_Line_Options#-P_.22profile_name.22

The -P is used with the name, the -profile is used with the path. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Command_Line_Options#-P_.22profile_name.22
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jscher2000 said

The -P is used with the name, the -profile is used with the path. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Command_Line_Options#-P_.22profile_name.22

AH HA! Thanks! That did the trick!

Now I just need to figure out the last part. Having separate versions of the addons for each profile.

''jscher2000 [[#answer-1243916|said]]'' <blockquote> The -P is used with the name, the -profile is used with the path. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Command_Line_Options#-P_.22profile_name.22 </blockquote> AH HA! Thanks! That did the trick! Now I just need to figure out the last part. Having separate versions of the addons for each profile.
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