User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20070914 Firefox/220.127.116.11 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20070914 Firefox/22.214.171.124 Firefox is nice and tries to only have one process. An area where is should not is as follows. You have Firefox running as a high privaledge user - however you want to run as a user with limited privaledges because you would like to visit a site that you are not sure about. The windows command to run proceeses in the existint session with a different user credentials is "runas.exe". If you type "runas /user:myLowAccessUsername firefox.exe" while an instance of firefox is running with the higher privaledges then you will get a new window come up that is actually running with the privaledges of the existing firefox process - however this fact is not obvious to the user doing "runas" and is not the expected result. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run firefox.exe as an administrative user 2. With existing firefox.exe open - run firefox.exe as a low-privaledged user "runas /user:myUser firefox.exe" Actual Results: Use process explorer to see that you have only one instance of the firefox.exe process and it is running with the initial (high) credentials. Expected Results: There should be two processes, one for each of the crendentials used to start the firefox.exe command The work-around is to close all existing firefox windows before opening the new one with different credentials - however it is easy to miss a window and be running as a different user than you expect.i
=> invalid you must use -no-remote and a second profile to get a second instance of firefox to run.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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