I recently installed FireFox 5.0 beta.
I have 2 shortcuts as follows
1) firefox.exe -p safelists 2) firefox.exe -p jr -private
1) This always works and opens up all the pages I have specified for the 'Home Page'
2) Since upgrading to FireFox 5 beta, this shortcut does not work. FireFox starts (seen via process monitor) and then quits, never showing its main screen. If I use each option separately, then FireFox starts.
Is there a known problem using these 2 flags? Is there some log file that I can look at to see what is wrong?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Are safelists and jr names of existing profiles?
Did you try to use the full path to the Firefox program?
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -private -P <profile>
If you want to open multiple profiles at the same time then you need to use the -no-remote switch to open additional profiles.
Many thanks for your reply.
Yes, safelists and jr are the names of 2 profiles. They were created using FireFox 4.0.
The command lines that I showed worked when using FireFox 4.0.
I only use 1 profile at a time.
Also, the shortcuts (and when I try from the command line) use the full path to FireFox - in my case. e:\ff\firefox.exe ...
many thanks for your help
Yes, I tried
e:\ff\firefox.exe -private -p jr - Firefox does not start e:\ff\firefox.exe -p jr -private - FireFox does not start e:\ff\firefox.exe -P jr -private - FireFox doe not sart e:\ff\firefox,exe -private -P jr - FireFox does not start
e:\ff\firefox.exe -private - FireFox starts e:\ff\firefox.exe -p jr - FireFox starts e:\ff\firefox.exe -P jr - FireFox starts
So it seems like a combination of -private and -P cause FireFox not to start. Either switch on its own is fine.
Yes, I do get the profile manager using e:\ff\firefox.exe -private -P
I also get the profile manager if I use e:\ff\firefox.exe -profilemanager -no-remote, which did not happen before, so that is some progress