[tor-talk] Torbutton problem

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Thu Apr 21 23:09:29 UTC 2011

On 4/21/2011 3:05 PM, Zaher F. wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:58:57 -0500
> > From: joebtfsplk at gmx.com
> > To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org
> > Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Torbutton problem
> >
> > On 4/21/2011 5:10 AM, Zaher F. wrote:
> > >
> > > but i have one question : how can u get to firefox on ur
> > > system???unless if the second one is portable???
> > >> >
> > > thx
> > >
> > Not sure I understand your question. Do you mean how can you have
> > installed / run 2 instances of Firefox on same machine?
> yes this what i mean????
> can u explain to me how u can do it???
> is it the second one should be portable????
The 2nd one (or 3rd, 4th...) doesn't have to be portable.  I just 
replied to another user, who I * think * may have been dealing w/ issue 
of running more than one version, or multiples of same version (though 
he was concerned w/ RAM).  See that reply & whether it answers some 
questions.  After you read it, then you'll need to read up on using the 
Firefox Profile Manager (search that in their knowledge base).

You can read some about the stand alone profile mgr 1.0b1 that replaces 
the one built into Firefox here:  

You can d/l the beta profile mgr here:  

I would suggest backing up a copy of the current profiles.ini file 
before making changes.  Sometimes, I've had to manually add a profile 
name / path to it, because the profile mgr wouldn't do it correctly.  I 
copied a previous profile entry from the profiles.ini file & pasted it 
below.  Then changed the path & profile name accordingly, following the 
original examples.

Name=FX 3.6.8 test 8-6-10
Path=Profiles/f3pnryzk.FX 3.6.8 test 8-6-10

Path=F:\Mozilla Shared Profiles\Firefox 4\mwfte1rr.FX4-shrd-3-25-11

The "IsRelative" value = 1 means the profile is in the default 
location;  0 means it's in a non default location (as my Profile 2 is on 
F:\ drive).
Which ever one you want to be the default will have "Default=1" as last 
However, if running multiple instances, for the other installs using 
different profiles than the default one, you'll either have to use the 
newer standalone beta profile mgr 1.0, or you'll have to add the profile 
you want each installation to use, in the startup icons Target box, 
along w/ the command "-no-remote" (no quotes) after the name of the 
profile name specified.

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