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

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Fri Apr 22 16:47:13 UTC 2011

On 4/22/2011 10:27 AM, Andrew Lewman wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:53:19 -0400
> The Doctor<drwho at virtadpt.net>  wrote:
> Perhaps I'm confused over the details, but I do this daily.  I use TBB
> for my anonymous/private browsing and the system firefox for
> non-anonymous/private browsing.  The two never mix profiles, memory,
> cache, etc.
> It works fine on a netbook with a low-end atom cpu and 512mb of ram.
Where most users have problems is if they just install a new (or 2nd 
version) of Firefox (not Tor Browser Bundle, including a modified 
Firefox), it will use the "default" profile, specified in the 
profiles.ini file.  I've never installed the TBB, so don't know how it 
handles profiles.  From what you say, it creates a separate one 
automatically.  Installing Firefox d/l from Mozilla doesn't create a new 
profile, if one already exists.  It uses the old one by default, unless 
you create a new profile (using Profile Manager) & specify that profile 
will be used by the new FX version (or 2nd install of same vers.).

This is where many avg users become confused.  If they're trying to use 
2 instances of the "official" releases of Firefox from Mozilla & have 
them use diff profiles (for what ever reason).

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