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Private and regular session at once on Linux is not working.

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Hi!

I'm running Ubuntu 17.10, with Firefox 59.0.2. I am unable to open a private session at the same time as I have a regular session open.

Also, if I start by opening a private session, I CAN open a regular session afterwards. However, whenever I do open them in that order, the regular session acts just like a private session, i.e. does not remember history, even though it does not have that purple "private color" on the start page.

I'm using the commands "firefox" in terminal to run a regular session and "firefox -private" to run a private session.

Does anyone know of a fix?

Hi! I'm running Ubuntu 17.10, with Firefox 59.0.2. I am unable to open a private session at the same time as I have a regular session open. Also, if I start by opening a private session, I CAN open a regular session afterwards. However, whenever I do open them in that order, the regular session acts just like a private session, i.e. does not remember history, even though it does not have that purple "private color" on the start page. I'm using the commands "firefox" in terminal to run a regular session and "firefox -private" to run a private session. Does anyone know of a fix?

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You need separate profiles if you want to run Firefox in PB mode and in regular mode at the same time via the command line. Otherwise you need to start Firefox in regular mode and open a New Private Window via the File menu.

You can add -no-remote to the command line to open another Firefox instance with its own profile and run multiple Firefox instances simultaneously.