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Can Firefox be configured to open most-recenlty-active Firefox window when you click a link in another application? Am using multiple profiles.

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I think this is really a feature request, but I didn't see a forum for that. I used to use firefox almost exclusively, but switched to chrome when I started freelancing for a couple of different companies -- the identities feature of chrome really helps me keep my sanity by having a unique identity for each company. However, an issue has recently developed with chrome that made me switch back to firefox. The profiles feature in firefox seems to have gotten a lot better since I made the first switch, and I'm pretty happy with how it works ... with one exception:

With firefox, clicking on a link in a different application always opens in the default profile. With Chrome, it would always open in the browser window that was most recently active. This is a very intuitive behavior, as whatever I am doing in the other application (e.g. thunderbird, evernote, skype) is almost always related to whichever browser window I had opened last.

Any chance of this getting implemented? Or maybe there's already a way to do this? I found the following related topics, but neither helped with this question:

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The "solution" to this thread is that there is no real solution for what the Owner of this thread wants to have happen.

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I'm not sure what these do, but they look like what you wanted.

Usage: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\firefox.exe [ options ... ] [URL]

     where options include:
-P <profile>       Start with <profile>. 
-new-instance      Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.
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@FredMcD, thank you for the info, but the multiple profiles is already working.

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