[tbb-bugs] #14713 [Tor Browser]: Investigate Multiprofile/"Switchy" Support for Tor Browser

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#14713: Investigate Multiprofile/"Switchy" Support for Tor Browser
     Reporter:  mikeperry    |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  task         |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
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Comment (by mcs):

 Replying to [ticket:14713 mikeperry]:
 > On dev-privacy, Sid and Steve suggest that the best way forward to
 creating a Tor Mode for stock Firefox is the creation of a separate
 Firefox profile that contains all of the settings and addons we need. Then
 some from of UI like the Switchy addon could be used to launch new Firefox
 processes with this new profile. This seems like a good idea to me.

 It is an interesting idea that may avoid a lot of messy issues with
 isolation of Tor Mode from regular Firefox mode.  From the end-user
 perspective, it may be a complex and inconvenient solution though, e.g.,
 users would need to maintain a second set of bookmarks unless we mirror
 them automatically.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/14713#comment:3>
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