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Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Sat Mar 22 14:09:25 UTC 2014

On 3/20/2014 12:47 PM, Patrick Schleizer wrote:
> Joe Btfsplk:
>> 1) I doubt you'll be able to run > 1 instance of TBB - at once - if
>> that's part of what you want.
>> Others can correct me, if wrong.
> This is possible. Simpler since TBB 3.x. Although undocumented. Bits can
> be found here:
> - https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/WebBrowsers
> -
> https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Advanced_Security_Guide#More_than_one_Tor_Browser_in_Whonix
Yes, I discovered 2 (or more?) instances of Fx can be run.  Even for the 
same Fx .exe file / version, I can start one;
either clicking a shortcut or thru profile manager.  It allows me to 
start a 2nd instance, where I've mostly used profile manager.

The "-no-remote" command can also be used from Run (Windows) or command 
line / prompt.
This article explains different scenarios pretty well. 

NOTE:  under all scenarios, a different profile must be used for the 
2nd, 3rd Firefox instance.  Or, you'll get a "Profile is already in use" 

In this case, the warning is valid - as the same profile is trying to be 
used by 2 instances.  That wouldn't work, as possible changes from each 
instance might try to make conflicting changes for the same prefs in 
same profile.  Thus, the warning.  That same error message in stand 
alone Profile Mgr (*when the selected profile is NOT already in use*) is 
a bug.  But if a selected profile WAS already in use, you wouldn't want 
to use it in another Fx instance.

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