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

Kraktus kraktus at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 22 21:27:52 UTC 2011

On 22/04/2011, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk at gmx.com> wrote:
> 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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Huh? You only need one Firefox install. You just run multiple
instances of the same Firefox binary. Of course, each instance has to
use a different profile. You can start the second one either from the
command line or using the ProfileSwitcher add-on from within the first
instance of Firefox.

It's the same as with lynx. I don't need a second lynx install to
start another instance of lynx in another shell.

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