Firefox command line option "-no-remote" doesn't work with profile.
I want to run the stripped version of firefox in background with one application and another full version of firefox for normal browsing. I have created the profile for the stripped version of firefox and loading the same using command firefox -P "stripped" -no-remote/firefox -no-remote -P "stripped". But when I start the full version of firefox by launcher "firefox" than it directly loads the stripped version even used the -no-remote option with profile. So I have created launcher for firefox and used the -no-remote with default profile like "firefox -no-remote". It works when first time I click on launcher but for second click it shows the message "Firefox instance is running, or not responding. close the firefox and restart the system". I have gone through the online available documents that suggests that use the -no-remote option with profile so the default profiles works correctly. But -no-remote option doesn't work with the profile. So is there any way to launch the full version of firefox by launcher on second click on launcher?
Additional System Details
- -Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
- The Totem 2.28.2 plugin handles video and audio streams.
- DivX Web Player version 126.96.36.199
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20100401 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.9
You can't launch two instances of Firefox that use the same profile folder. If you want to run them at the same time then each instance need a separate profile.
Yes, I used separate profiles only. But the -no-remote option doesn't work as mentioned http://kb.mozillazine.org/Opening_a_new_instance_of_Firefox_with_another_profile.
Please find below the command what I am using
firefox -P "stripped" -no-remote firefox
If I use the above command than the new firefox window get the configuration from the stripped even if I have used the -no-remote.
I use the -no-remote with firefox default than it works for the first time. I have created the launcher for firefox default. So if I click second time on launcher than it doesn't work.
firefox -P "stripped" firefox -no-remote (But doc on link -> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Opening_a_new_instance_of_Firefox_with_another_profile) says do not use the -no-remote with default.
Do you have any idea why this is happening?
If you do not specify a profile then Firefox will use the profile that is marked as Default=1 in the file profiles.ini If that is that same "stripped" profile then you will have a problem. What is meant with the default profile is what is selected in profiles.ini as default and also which profile is started without the -no-remote switch. Both need to be the same and the profile that you use for the -no-remote instance should not be set as the default in profiles.ini
Modified by kb02gt