[tor-talk] To Toggle, or not to Toggle: The End of Torbutton

The Doctor drwho at virtadpt.net
Fri Apr 22 14:53:19 UTC 2011

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On 04/21/2011 05:50 PM, Joe Btfsplk wrote:

> Why would you want to run several instances of Firefox -
> SIMULTANEOUSLY?  When I said it was easy to install multiple versions,

So the user could have a 'mundane' browser for day to day stuff and a
Torified browser so that they could browse parts of the web with a
degree of anonymity and privacy.

> or multiple instances of same version, didn't expect users would be
> running them at the same time.  If you are short on RAM / CPU & want

With sufficient system resources, this is entirely possible - I do it.
I have two Firefox profiles set up on my machine with slightly different
configuration settings and different sets of add-ons.

> set them to use diff profiles (if desired).  But, other than needing to

Having different profiles makes it workable (the least powerful system
I've done this on was running at 900MHz with 1GB of RAM).  I need to
write a how-to on that...

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